Landscape photography is challenging in that you get no control over the placement of elements in the frame, only your position relative to them, and as such, creating compelling compositions can be particularly tricky. If that is something you find yourself struggling with, check out this fantastic video that features five tips sure to help you improve your landscape image compositions.
Coming to you from Photo Tom, this great video tutorial discusses five tips for improving the compositions of your landscape images. If you find yourself struggling, one thing that can help shake you loose is to simply zoom in — sometimes by a lot. Landscape photographers frequently default to using wide angle lenses, and there is certainly nothing wrong with that inclination, but that can also lead to messy or overly busy compositions. And since you can’t control the placement of the elements in the frame, your next best choice is to simply exclude them by employing a narrower angle of view. Next tim you head out, try taking a longer lens with you along with your normal kit. Check out the video above for the full rundown.
And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out “Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi.”