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What Is It That Makes a Good Landscape Photo?

If you are new to landscape photography, it can be tricky trying to bring together all the elements that make a good image. This excellent video discusses the process behind making a wide variety of landscape photos and everything that makes them successful images.

Coming to you from Practical Photography, this great video follows two photographers as they shoot a wide variety of landscape photos. There are a ton of elements that go into a landscape photo, both technical and creative, and it is important to master all these processes in order to shoot compelling photos. One of the most important lessons I ever learned was to simplify compositions. You frequently encounter lots of beautiful, sweeping scenes in landscape work, and while they can be stunning person, trying to capture them all in one frame does not always translate. Often, you can create a stronger image by removing things from the frame and just including two or three of the most prominent elements arranged in a balanced composition. Check out the video above for lots of helpful advice and examples.

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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5 Comments

T Scarb's picture

Having a connection to the place in the photo... other than that, landscape is boring and uninteresting. how many cities/fields/lakes & mountains can we see.

stuartcarver's picture

In your opinion

Tom Stephenson's picture

Fairly common reaction to photos of subjects we see frequently. For me, living in midwestern USA, I found the subject very interesting and quite exotic.I react to photos of corn fields as meh🥺

Kirk Schwarz's picture

Thanks for the share Alex... if I'd have known we'd get onto FStoppers, I wouldn't have looked like a fat blue worm! :/

EL PIC's picture

Another FSTOPPERS article of Fluff!!