5 Common Landscape Photography Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Landscape photography is a challenging genre that requires good planning, solid technique, strong creative vision, and often, just a bit of luck. As such, there are a lot of places where things can go wrong. If you would like to improve your images, check out this excellent video tutorial that features an experienced landscape photographer discussing five common mistakes and how to fix them. 

Coming to you from Andy Mumford, this great video tutorial discusses five common landscape photography mistakes and how to avoid them. Probably the most common mistake I see newer landscape photographers make is not including a foreground element when using a wide angle lens. The problem is that wide angle lenses tends to push the background away, and as such, if you do not account for this by including a foreground element, you can end up with a photo that looks like a flat wall with a lot of empty space in front of it. Adding something as simple as a rock or a path can provide some depth and give your viewer's eye a place to enter the image. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Mumford. 

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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