An Easy Way to Get Better Landscape Photos

One of the most challenging parts of landscape photography is that you constantly have to balance ever-evolving conditions, seeking out new compositions, and managing camera settings and equipment. What if you could remove one of those from the equation, though? This excellent video tutorial features an experienced landscape photographer discussing how you can make finding new compositions far easier. 

Coming to you from Andrew Marr, this great video tutorial makes a strong case for returning to locations multiple times in landscape photography. As photographers, we tend to constantly seek out new and novel scenes, and that can lead us to overexert ourselves in the search for better images when we haven't exhausted what we already know. Spending more time at a location allows you to really get to know it and to better anticipate where and when the best photos will be available, removing a lot of effort and stress from your workflow. Furthermore, the beauty of the seasons and changing conditions is that the same frame can look vastly different just a few months or even days later. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Marr. 

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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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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Andrew Marr has a good channel. Unlike some other YouTube photographers, he doesn't talk down to his audience, or act like they are all complete newbies.