When it comes to a genre in which you can’t control the light or the placement of elements in the frame, storytelling can be a really tricky thing to implement in your work. Nonetheless, if you can successfully convey a story with a landscape photo, it can be what turns a very good shot into a top-shelf image. This excellent video tutorial discusses the topic and offers some helpful advice for storytelling in landscape photography.
Coming to you from Mike Smith, this insightful video tutorial discusses storytelling in landscape photography. One point from Smith that I found particularly compelling was considering not just your own imagination, but that of your viewer. With a genre like landscape photography, there is a lot more room in the image for the viewer to apply their own interpretation or to find their own connection. It is important to not get too caught up in applying your own interpretation, as that might not be something the viewer is aware of. Rather, try to leave them space to connect with the scene. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Smith.
And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out “Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi.”