10 Mistakes New Landscape Photographers Make

Landscape photography is a challenging genre that takes a combination of technical skill, creative vision, knowledge of the elements, and occasionally, a bit of luck. If you are new to the genre and looking to improve your work, check out this helpful video tutorial that details 10 common mistakes new landscape photographers make and how to fix or avoid them. 

Coming to you from Henry Turner, this great video tutorial discusses 10 common landscape photography mistakes beginners make and how you can fix them. Perhaps the most common mistake I see newer landscape photographers make it over-editing their images, often pushing the highlights, shadows, and saturation sliders to extremes. Modern editing software is tremendously powerful, and even minor adjustments can have a significant impact on the image. One of the best ways to combat this is to step away from your computer when you are done editing for just a bit, then evaluate your work once more before exporting the images. After allowing your eyes to reset, you will often find that you want to tone things back a bit. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Turner.

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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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Nice video, but I have reluctantly come to the conclusion that photography is 90% subjective. I recently entered a contest by submitting a photo with beautiful creamy bokeh. When critiquing the photo the judge said, "I would have given it a higher score but the background was out of focus". (??)

Yep bokeh is overated and overvalued