Just like any other genre, landscape photography comes with its own set of potential pitfalls and common mistakes that can derail your images. This fantastic video discusses five common mistakes in landscape photography and what you can do to avoid them and create better photos.
Coming to you from Photo Tom, this excellent video details five common landscape photography mistakes and how you can avoid them in your own work. Of them, I think one of the most common is trying to fit everything into the frame. Most of the time, we default to using wide angle lenses for landscape work, but the pitfall to that is potentially fitting too much into the picture and creating an overly busy composition that lacks a clear direction. Once I have an initial framing, I like to take a minute to carefully look throughout the frame and ask if there is anything that can be left out. Often, thinking from a more subtractive standpoint leads to cleaner and stronger compositions that are more compelling to the viewer. Check out the video above for more.
And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out “Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi.”