7 Helpful Landscape Photography Composition Tips

Successful composition in landscape photography is often a careful balance of a range of subtle features and ideas that can be difficult to master. This great video features seven helpful tips to help create stronger and more compelling compositions in your landscape images.

Coming to you from Julian Elliott Photography, this excellent video discusses seven tips to craft better compositions in your landscape photos. Composition can be a rather tricky thing. It was certainly the issue I struggled with most when I first started (and continue to work on today). Personally, my biggest struggle with landscape composition has always been focal length. I tend to default to using a wide angle lens to just shoot the entire scene all in one frame, but I have to always remind myself that there is often a stronger composition to be found by excluding some elements through the use of a longer focal length. And while there are no hard and fast rules, there are common guidelines that can help you create better images. Check out the video above for lots of helpful tips.

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi!"

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Edward Blake's picture

That first photo is terribly composed; the lead line draws your eye straight off the frame, and there is no compelling reason to put the horizon in the centre of frame - and personally, if you are going for symmetry, make it perfectly centered, the slightly below centre has a similar psychological response to a horizon which is slightly skew.


Adnan Bubalo's picture

Mate...there is so much to learn for you, don't waste time on making a video. In any case, I saw you in places that I visited so many times and I respect you and your effort. Love!