Mountains have always made for a wonderful subject, adding drama and grandeur to any image they grace with their presence. On the other hand, it is not as simple as dropping them in the frame and pressing the shutter. This helpful video tutorial will show you three tips for creating compelling mountain image compositions.
Coming to you from Dave Morrow, this great video tutorial will show you three great tips for creating eye-catching mountain compositions. Probably the most common mistake I see people make with such photos is using too wide of a focal length without consideration for how it shrinks the mountains. There is a natural desire to encompass as much of the scene as possible, but it is important to remember that wide angle lenses tend to push the background away and diminish it, and as such, they can undermine that imposing physical presence that lends them that sense of drama in the first place. Often, a somewhat longer focal length can make for a stronger photo. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Morrow.
And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi."