Seven Helpful Composition Tips for Landscape Photographers

One of the most nuanced and tricky parts of landscape photography is composition. This helpful video will give you seven great tips to improve your landscape photography compositions.

Coming to you from Nigel Danson, this great video will show you seven great tips to improve your landscape compositions. For me, composition has always been the trickiest part of my landscape photography work. Of course, the difficulty is that unlike almost any other genre, you can't rearrange the compositional elements in your scene; you can only change your own perspective. My most common error, and one I still tend to fall prey to, is simply trying to include too much in a scene. It can be easy to be drawn up into the beauty of nature and want to just slap on a wide angle to include every last bit of it, but sometimes, an image that excludes can be stronger than one that includes, which is why I've grown addicted to shooting landscapes with telephoto lenses. Check out the video above for lots of helpful tips from Danson.

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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Eric Robinson's picture

Pretty good tips.