7 Helpful Tips for Better Landscape Photography

Landscape photography is a challenging genre that requires a wide range of technical and creative skills, a lot of perseverance, and often, just a bit of luck. If you would like to improve your landscape work, check out this helpful video tutorial that features an experienced photographers sharing seven useful tips sure to put you on the track to better photos. 

Coming to you from Nigel Danson, this great video tutorial will show you seven tips sure to improve your landscape photography. Of them, the one I think that is most often overlooked is using longer focal lengths. It is natural to use a wide angle lens for landscape images, but longer focal lengths allow you to leverage effects like telephoto compression to create drama and can also simplify overly busy scenes by excluding some of the elements and creating a simpler and more direct compositions. And in a genre where just getting to the location can take a significant amount of time and effort, getting all the shots you can out of a single scene is highly beneficial. Check out video above for the full rundown from Danson. 

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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