Effective compositions are something we all struggle with at one time or another, and with so many ways to construct a frame, it can be tough to know how to fix things. If you are struggling with your landscape compositions, this excellent video tutorial will offer some useful advice that is sure to improve your work.
Coming to you from Mark Denney, this great video tutorial offers some helpful advice for producing better compositions in landscape photography. The thing that has always worked best for me is to work on simplifying my compositions. Landscapes are often complex, vast, and multilayered, and as such, we often choose a wide angle lens and a narrow aperture to try to capture it all in one frame. That does not always translate to a compelling image, however, and often, the result is simply too busy for the viewer to effectively digest. There are many ways to simplify a composition — zooming in, changing your position, a different perspective, using a wider aperture, just to name a few. 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."