Landscape photography is a challenging genre that requires many factors to come together to produce a successful image, ranging from technical aptitude to creative vision and even a bit of luck with the conditions. As such, it’s important to be aware of common mistakes that can derail your business. This helpful video tutorial features an experienced landscape photographer discussing three such mistakes and what you can do to correct or avoid them in the first place.
Coming from Thomas Heaton, this awesome video tutorial covers three common mistakes made by landscape photographers. I think Heaton makes a good point about tunnel vision. It’s a tricky thing, because if you really want to go home with the best possible images, you really have to plan them in advance by researching the locations (it can be done virtually), taking into account the position of the sun and monitoring conditions. On the other hand, things don’t always go to plan, and this level of preparedness can predispose you to a bit of tunnel vision, which is why it’s so important to stay flexible and ready to adapt if necessary. Watch the video above for Heaton’s full recap.
And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out “Photographing the World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi”.