The Importance of Perspective in Landscape Photography

The challenge of landscape photography is that unlike most other genres, you do not have any control over the placement of the elements in your frame, which makes creating compelling compositions one of the most challenging aspects of its pursuit. One important part of composition is perspective, and this interesting video shows a few examples of how carefully considering it can lead to better and more compelling photos. 

Coming to you from Henry Turner, this great video discusses the importance of carefully considering perspective in landscape photography. Landscape photography often employs tripods, but one of the dangers of using one is that it tends to lock you into a single height. Of course, you can adjust it, but we tend to do so less when it takes more effort. One way around this is to keep your tripod packed up while you find your composition while hand-holding your camera. Then, once you have decided on how you want to compose your frame, unpack your tripod and get to work. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Turner. 

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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