Finding Compositions in Nature
Previously, Brett @brettmichaudphotography shared excellent composition tips in Light Conditions and Focal Points. In this post, he shares more insightful tips for landscape photography.
Dos and Don’ts in Landscape Photography by Brett Michaud
- Avoid compositions that are too busy. This is very common in forest scenes where there are trees, branches, leaves, dead foliage, dappled light, rocks, stumps and perhaps the odd forest critter all vying for the viewer’s attention. Simple is often better.
- Finally, have a plan: When on location, taking the shot, try to envision what you want the image to look like after you have finished the editing process. Having a plan for the final image forces you to make stylistic choices in the field that will allow you to achieve your goals. If you are shooting wildflowers and want a soft background with tons of beautiful bokeh, you better choose a wide-open aperture, or you will not be able to realize your plan.
Like I said, following these guidelines will not automatically render beautiful images every time, but they will drastically increase the likelihood you come away with an image that has potential.
I hope that you enjoyed these tips from an expert landscape photographer. There are more simple yet effective rules that can improve your photography skills.
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