Nine Helpful Compositional Tips for Landscape Photography

Creating compelling compositions in landscape photography can be a bit of challenge that requires a nuanced touch and an eye for subtle geometry. This great video will give you nine tips to create more effective compositions in your landscape imagery.

Coming to you from Photo Tom, this helpful video will show you some tips for creating more balanced and interesting landscape compositions that not only highlight the subject, but draw the viewer's eye in and across the image, taking them on a journey through the scenery. Of the tips, my favorite is probably changing your perspective. It's easy to fall into the habit of shooting at eye level (or tripod level in this case), but getting lower can make a huge difference. I especially love to get low in the middle of rivers and creeks. Though I've had a few close calls with rogue splashes (take a few seconds ascertain the local water flow to avoid this), doing so can make the apparent size of the creek much larger and also draw the viewer into the flow a bit more. It's a good way to add a bit more scope to an image. Check out the video above for more tips! 

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