5 Easy Way to Improve Your Landscape Photography

Photographers are always seeking ways to enhance their skills and artistry. If you'd like to improve your landscape images, check out this fantastic video tutorial that features an experienced landscape photographer sharing five sure ways to improve your work.

Coming to you from Alister Benn of Expressive Photography, this helpful video shares five steps he's taking to refine his photography in the new year. He emphasizes defining what "getting better" means for each individual. For Benn, it's not about chasing social media popularity but about deepening his relationship with the landscape and creating images that are true to his vision. This approach is essential for photographers who seek to make their work more personal. Another key step is creating a plan. Benn draws parallels between business planning and photography, suggesting that a structured approach can lead to better outcomes. This step is particularly relevant for photographers who struggle to balance their passion with their daily lives, as it provides a framework to nurture their creative growth.

Benn also advises photographers to focus on local projects, utilizing their immediate environment as a rich source of inspiration. This approach allows you to get a lot more images than would trying to travel to faraway locations constantly. He shares examples from his own work, where he has captured thousands of images of local trees in different conditions, demonstrating how a focused project can yield a diverse and compelling body of work. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Benn. 

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out our latest tutorial, "Photographing the World: Japan 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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Exploring one's neighbourhood is customary for street and urban photographers, no reason for landscape photographers not to explore their immediate vicinity with equal success.