Five Helpful Ways to Improve Your Landscape Photography

Landscape photography can be both a fun and frustrating genre, as you get lots of creative freedom to represent the subject however you'd like, but there are also lots of variables outside your control. This great video will show you five tips to improve your landscape work through simplification.

Coming to you from Adam Karnacz of First Man Photography, this great video talks about some methods for simplifying landscape photos to create stronger, more compelling images. I think Karnacz is onto something when he speaks of simplifying the image versus simplifying the story. I had a teacher who would constantly preach about the the difference between simple and simplistic in art, and while it's a fine (and sometimes difficult to discern) line, it's an extremely important one to be aware of. Another tip for simplifying and strengthening your work is to consider converting images to black and white sometimes. It's especially easy in landscape work to get stuck in a default of searching for and bringing out vibrant colors, and while there's nothing inherently wrong with that, sometimes, the draw to your subject will be stronger if you rid the image of color and paint with light a bit. Check out the video above for more helpful tips.

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