Creating a Compelling Landscape Photo by Combining Multiple Images

When it comes to landscape photography, the most common type of compositing we engage in is exposure bracketing for increased dynamic range. Of course, you can also use compositing techniques for artistic purposes as well. This excellent video tutorial will show you how an experienced landscape photographer used the power of compositing to create a single compelling image. 

Coming to you from Adam Gibbs, this great video tutorial will show you the power of compositing for creating eye-catching landscape images. This sort of technique is especially useful for images with moving elements, like water or clouds, where you will get a range of interesting and generally unrepeatable moments. Often, each individual frame will have a fascinating spot — an eye-catching cloud or a fascinating splash over a specific rock, for example — and by combining all those small elements, you can create a particularly interesting final photo. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Gibbs, and if you have a set of such photos on your hard drive, give it a try! 

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi," which is currently on sale along with the rest of the Fstoppers store! 

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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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