Five Common Landscape Photography Mistakes

Landscape photography can be a tricky genre full of nuance and requiring excellent technique, and it is easy to fall prey to some common mistakes. This excellent video details five common mistakes landscape photographers make and how to fix them.

Coming to you from Photo Tom, this great video discusses five common mistakes landscape photographers make and how to fix them. Of them, I think the most common and easily made mistake is including too much in a wide angle shot. When you see a fascinating scene, it can be tempting to want to include it all in one shot. A wide angle lens tends to push the background away from it, and as such, a scene that looks amazing in person can end up being disappointing when you get home and pull up your images on your monitor. While including a foreground element to help balance the composition and lead the viewer's eye through the image can help, it's also important to consider if you really need to zoom your lens out to the widest setting or if you might be better served by excluding some of the scene. Check out the video above for more 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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