An Easy Way to Instantly Improve Your Eye for Landscape Photos

Creating a successful landscape image takes a complex combination of a range of factors, and as such, anything you can do to simplify or clarify the process can have a big impact on your workflow and the final product. Although it is rarely used, almost every digital camera has a built-in function that can vastly improve how you see a scene, and this great video tutorial will show you how to take advantage of it for better landscape images. 

Coming to you from Alister Benn of Expressive Photography, this excellent video tutorial will show you the benefits of using the monochrome picture profile on your camera. This function does exactly what its name implies: it turns the image black and white, both on the rear LCD screen and in the electronic viewfinder if you are using a mirrorless camera. By removing all color, you can more easily see and work with the light in a scene, which will lead to a more discerning eye and stronger photos. And don't worry, as long as you are shooting in raw, you'll still have the full-color shot when you get to the editing stage. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Benn.

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi." 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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I've never thought about doing this before. Very interesting idea.