5 Common Landscape Photography Mistakes

Landscape photography is a popular genre that challenges a lot of aspects of your technique and creativity, and as such, there are plenty of places where things can go awry if you are not being careful or are not totally solid in your abilities. This excellent video tutorial discusses five common mistakes landscape photographers make and how to either fix or avoid them altogether.

Coming to you from Karl Taylor, this great video tutorial discusses five common mistakes landscape photographers make and what you can do to avoid them. One that I think a lot of us (myself included) are particularly guilty of is not planning a shot. There is certainly nothing wrong with just exploring with your camera a bit and enjoying yourself, but a lot of the best landscape photographers plan their images, often to a surprising degree. Thankfully, nowadays, we have a tremendous variety of powerful technological tools at our disposal to make planning far easier and more efficient, so be sure to take advantage of them! Check out the video above for the full rundown from Taylor. 

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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Douglas Goodhill's picture

Don't waste your time watching this video. This guy has nothing to say unless you have never used a camera outdoors. Don't get me wrong there are some real insights here - like composition - who thought that composition was important to photography - or time of day - he opens the door to choosing when to take pictures - I guess rather than asking your mom for advice. Edward Weston, one of the people that defined this genre said ".. . it provides the photographer with a means of looking deeply into the nature of things, and presenting his subjects in terms of their basic reality. It enables him to reveal the essence of what lies before his lens with such clear insight that the beholder may find the recreated image more real and comprehensible than the actual object." When one adheres to the honesty of the camera, the rest will fall into place.