A Simple Technique to Help You Take More Interesting Photos

If you find your photos are often a bit monotonous and lacking in interest and you are unsure of how to break out of that rut, this is the video tutorial for you. A simple change of habit can help you take more varied images and expand your eye beyond what you are used to shooting. 

Coming to you from Mike Smith, this excellent video tutorial will show you the benefits of making a habit of always shooting images at three general focal lengths: wide, normal, and closeup. It seems like a simple thing, and it is, but ask yourself how many times you have gone out and just shot at the widest focal lengths without even thinking about it. It's a natural habit many of us fall into, but sometimes, a scene is better served by a longer focal length, and constantly varying them will keep your eye sharper and give you much more variance in your images. I am a big fan of superzoom lenses for this, as you can move through all those focal lengths with a quick turn of the zoom ring instead of having to change lenses constantly. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Smith.

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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Hmmm, I'm not seeing the video in this post. Did Mike remove it?

You are not the only one. There is no video there.

Fixed. Thanks, y'all!