8 Helpful Tips to Improve Your Landscape Photography

Landscape photography is a challenging genre that requires strong technique, the ability to forecast and adapt to conditions, creative vision, and a lot more. If you would like to improve your landscape images, check out this fantastic video tutorial that features an experienced photographer discussing eight tips that will help you create better, more compelling shots. 

Coming to you from Christian Irmler - Landscape Photography, this awesome video tutorial offers eight helpful tips for taking better landscape photos. If I could give any budding landscape photographer one piece of advice, it would be to not become too married to wide angle lenses. No doubt, there is a reason wide angle lenses are so popular, but they are not always the right choice. First, they can make the frame overly busy by including too many elements. Second, they make it difficult to manage the foreground, middleground, and background simultaneously. Don't be afraid to bring along a longer lens and use it to create simpler and more direct compositions. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Irmler. 

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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Patrick Hall's picture

I've seen some of the most talented photographers shoot bracketed shots like he suggests only to never ever use those other images. The digital files coming out of cameras today are so good that in 99% of the cases, the correctly exposed frame will be perfect. If it isn't, then the shooting situation is usually less than idea and not the best time of the day to be shooting. That being said, I'm not one who thinks every pixel should have detail. A blown highlight here and there is totally fine to me.

Weston Edwards's picture

How true! When I do bracket I often find myself using and the first exposure.