Landscape photography is a tricky genre that takes the mastery of many technical and creative skills to find success. If you are newer to the genre, this great video will show you eight common mistakes made by beginner landscape photographers and how to fix them.
Coming to you from Mark Denney, this helpful video details eight common mistakes made by beginner landscape photographers. One mistake I see quite commonly is not including a compelling foreground element, particularly when using a wide angle lens. Wide angle lenses tend to push everything in the background and middleground away from the camera, and as a result, what looks like a great scene in person can end up looking a bit two-dimensional and boring if there is not a foreground element to create a sense of depth. Beyond that, a foreground element also serves to lead the viewer’s eye into the image and naturally toward the rest of the scene. You will often notice experienced landscape photographers carefully crafting their composition to create a natural pathway through the image that starts with the foreground element. 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.”