Learning to See and How It Will Improve Your Landscape Photos

Becoming a proficient landscape photographer takes a tremendous amount of technical skill both behind the camera and at your computer, but even flawless technique is not enough to make a compelling image. It takes creative vision as well, but that is something that is a bit more difficult to learn. This great video tutorial discusses the idea of learning to see in landscape photography and building your creative vision.

Coming to you from Alister Benn with Expressive Photography, this fantastic video tutorial follows him as he explores an unfamiliar location and discusses learning to find your vision. A lot of landscape photography these days tends to follow the same trend of a lot of dynamic range, vibrant colors, golden light, wide angles, and deep depth of field — just look at Instagram to see that. And while there is nothing inherently wrong with that kind of image (after all, it is popular for a reason), it lacks personal identity when so many people do it. I find it far more personally satisfying to develop a personal style. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Benn. 

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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