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Landscape Composition Tip

Tips on Landscape Composition

Why composition is very important in landscape photography.

A good photograph is an image which is exposed and composed correctly. We can control the exposure by using Shutter speed, Aperture and ISO. These factors are all about the brightness and contrast of the picture. In our Fall Outdoor Photography class, I am going to cover the basics of exposure, with special attention dedicated to landscape composition.

Landscape composition

Composition is as important as Exposure in Landscape photography

Are there helpful rules for landscape composition?

There are many rules in photography composition, and especially for landscape there are useful guidelines you can use to create more attractive landscape images. Look at these photos. I took them at the same time and same location, but by applying two different rules you can easily see the results are very different.

Landscape composition

Just by changing the Composition, you can create two different pictures from the same scene

Why do you need to learn about landscape composition?

Almost all new cameras can give you an average light reading. I took the above photos with my smart phone with next to no control over the exposure. Composition is the second part of an important process of capturing beautiful photographs. In Fall Outdoor Photography Class  you will gain many techniques and tips for composing gorgeous landscape images.

Framing in landscape composition

One of the rules is called Framing. By using Framing in a landscape composition you effectively add depth (3rd dimension) to your images. Here is a fine example of the difference good framing vs bad framing can make.

Landscape Composition

Framing is one of the many rules in landscape composition. In above examples the photon the right has a bad framing and composition cuts the guide line as well as the main subject. The left image has a good framing.

Are there more rules in landscape photography?

There many more rules in landscape composition. Plan to join us on November 12th for a full day of outdoor photography techniques. Even if you have had some photography workshops before, our Fall outdoor photography class can help you to find new techniques and rules to improve your outdoor photography.

Please visit our Upcoming Classes page and check all the workshops. As always, stay tuned for more tips and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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