Common Beginner Wide Angle Mistakes in Landscape Photography

Wide angle lenses are normally the optic of choice for the majority of landscape photography, but they come with their own unique set of challenges and potential pitfalls. If you are new to landscape photography, this informative video details some of the common mistakes beginner landscape photographers make with wide angle lenses and what you can do to fix them.

Coming to you from Mark Denney, this fantastic video discusses some of the most common mistakes beginners make when using a wide angle lens for landscape photography. Personally, the mistake I made many times when I was new to the genre was not including a foreground element. Wide angle lenses tend to push everything away from the lens, and without a foreground element, an image can feel very empty and two-dimensional. Adding a foreground element can not only remedy this, it can create a lot of depth through the use of multiple layers and help to lead the the viewer’s eyes into the image and to the subject. 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.” 


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