Landscape photography can be a tricky genre that requires a lot of patience and nuance. This great video details seven common mistakes landscape photographers make and how to fix them.
Coming to you from Tom Mackie with Landscape Photography iQ, this helpful video talks about seven common mistakes photographers make when doing landscape work. Of them, I think the most salient for me were not using a good tripod and always defaulting to using a wide angle lens. For a long time, I used a rather cheap tripod, and besides entrusting my expensive equipment to a fragile support, I was truly surprised by how much my shots improved when I added a more stable tripod. On the other hand, it can be easy to default to always using a wide angle lens in order to try to capture as much of a landscape as possible, but in addition to having to be extra careful with your compositions with a wide angle, a telephoto can allow you to emphasize specific elements and create more unique and/or abstract images that will set your work apart. Check out the video above for more!
And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing the World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing!"