7 Tips for Creating Stronger, More Straightforward Landscape Photos


One of the hardest parts of landscape photography is that, unlike most other genres, you can’t control the arrangement of the elements in the scene, which can make composition a particularly difficult aspect. The common problem is the frame is too busy. What can you do to create simpler, more compelling images? This excellent video tutorial will show you seven useful tips to put you on the right track.

Coming to you from Mark Denney, this great video tutorial will show you seven useful tips to simplify the frames of busy landscape photography. One of the simplest ways to do this is to simply zoom in. Most photographers use wide-angle lenses to work in landscapes, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with that, but when you’re dealing with a particularly crowded scene, it can create an overly complex frame in which it’s unclear what the viewer should be looking at. The next time you go out, consider bringing something like a 70-200mm lens as well. Check out the video above for a full summary 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.”