Good composition is one of the subtler and trickier aspects of landscape photography, and it goes far beyond just memorizing a few heuristic guides such as the rule of thirds. This excellent video will give you seven advanced composition tips to improve your landscape photos.
Coming to you from Photo Tom, this excellent video discusses seven tips to improve the compositions of your landscape photos. Composition is often the trickiest part to master, as it’s a bit nebulous and can’t really be pinned down in readily quantifiable terms like other aspects of technique can. Nonetheless, a photo can have all the technical aptitude in the world, but it won’t be successful without a compelling composition that draws the viewer in and tells a story. Of the tips, my personal favorite is using the composition to reflect the mood. By considering the mood you want to convey and being more deliberate in showing it, you’ll often be led to the ideal composition. It’s a great way to approach shots. Check out the video above for the full rundown.
And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out “Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi.”