How to Approach Compositions in Landscape Photography

Composition is a challenging thing that is difficult for a lot of landscape photographers, particularly because it is a bit more nebulous and difficult to codify than something like the settings to choose for an image. If that is something you are struggling with a bit, this excellent video tutorial will run you through how one experienced landscape photographer thinks about composition while featuring some great example photos.

Coming to you from Mads Peter Iversen, this awesome video tutorial will give you some helpful perspective on creating compositions in landscape photography. No doubt, composition is something a lot of us struggle with, and a lot of the time, we simply fall back on the same common cliches and heuristic approaches, such as the rule of thirds. And while such approaches are popular largely because they produce good results the majority of the time, not exploring composition at a deeper level can prevent you from realizing your own personal style and creating more intricate, multi-layered, and compelling images. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Iversen. 

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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