Creating a successful landscape image takes a combination of technique, creative vision, planning, and often, just a smidgen of good fortune. If you would like to improve your landscape work, check out this fantastic video tutorial that features an experienced photographer offering some helpful advice.
Coming to you from Mads Peter Iversen, this awesome video tutorial will give you some helpful advice on creating better landscape photos. One particularly salient tip is the importance of learning to simplify an image. There is often a tendency, particularly in landscape photography, to create overly ornate and complex images. This is often a simple consequence of using wide angle lenses for such work. It is also why packing a telephoto lens can be so effective. The simple act of excluding elements from the frame by using a narrower angle of view can help you create more direct and powerful images that we are not used to seeing in the genre. The next time you head out, consider taking a longer lens along with your usual wide angle. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Iversen.
And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out “Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi.”