Unlike most other genres, you do not always get the chance to remove distractions from the frame in landscape photography. But when should you use post-processing software to remove an object from a landscape image after the fact? This excellent video discusses how to tell whether something is a help or a distraction in a landscape photo.
Coming to you from Mark Denney, this great video discusses the issue of deciding whether or not to remove something from a landscape shot. It might seem like a simple thing; after all, there are certainly times when something obviously does not belong in a photo and does nothing but distract from the subject. However, you might be surprised by how many times you will come home with a good image and obsess over whether or not to remove something from it using Photoshop or similar software. When this happens, it is often something a bit smaller, like a particularly bright and prominent leaf in the foreground or the like. Check out the video above for lots of helpful tips from Denney on how to resolve this issue.
And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi."