5 Helpful Tips for Photographing Landscapes With a Wide Angle Lens

When it comes to landscape photography, a wide angle lens is most often the tool chosen for a given scene, simply because most scenes have a lot to take in. However, wide angle lenses come with their own unique challenges and pitfalls. This great video tutorial will show you five helpful tips for improving your landscape images when working with a wide angle lens. 

Coming to you from Photo Tom, this awesome video tutorial will help you take better landscapes photos when using a wide angle lens. By far, the most common mistake I see photographers make when using wider focal lengths is not including a foreground element of some sort. The danger is that wide angle lenses tend to push the background away, and without something in the foreground to give the viewer's eye a place to enter the frame and travel to other elements, it can feel like an empty expanse. Including even just a small element, like a well-placed rock or flower, can make all the difference. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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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To potentially save time for others...
Tip 1: Explore the area
Tip 2: Find your subject
Tip 3: Visualize the photo
Tip 4: Create a composition that will support the subject
Tip 5: Plan your settings