Four Habits You Should Change to Become a Better Landscape Photographer

We all develop bad habits no matter what genre we shoot in, and landscape photography is no different. Learning how to recognize those habits and rewire ourselves to break them can improve our images and make the process more enjoyable. This fantastic video tutorial discusses four common habits of landscape photographers and how tweaking them a bit can lead to better photos. 

Coming to you from Mark Denney, this awesome video tutorial goes over four common habits of landscape photographers that can be detrimental and what you can do to fix them and improve your work. One tip that I think is especially useful is sleeping on an edit. We can get a bit glued to our computer screens sometimes and end up going around in circles or not being as objective as possible about our edits, which can lead to reduced image quality and a rather frustrating experience overall. Often, stepping away from the screen for a night just to let your eyes and mind rest can be all you need, and you will breeze through your edits the next day without an issue. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Denney. 

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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Yan Pekar's picture

What a "great" advice - "put everything on the ground and walk around with nothing"! Seriously? If you are happy with your gear being stolen - sure, do it. It may or may not happen, depending on where you are shooting but no, thank you - I would not risk losing a whole bag of gear. If leaving all photography gear on the ground helps you to "get out of the photography mindset" (as you said in the video), then why did you go shooting on location in the first place? You could just leave all gear at home:) I do not mean to be rude, but this does not make sense to me, sorry.

David Greenberg's picture

YP, If the natural landscape you are shooting is so popular that dozens of other photogs are shooting it, consider finding a different landscape. If the urban landscape has folks milling around, I don't think this advice is intended for you. But it is certainly valid for those of us who are in remote natural settings, hunting for just the right composition.

David Greenberg's picture

OR you could look for the most expensive-looking setup that's already there, wait for her to leave, and just shoot from there. I'm sure it will be ok.