The 6 most common mistakes beginners make in Landscape photography

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by MillerJames84, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. MillerJames84

    MillerJames84 Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 20, 2013

    Regularly at work we have meetings to reflect on the good/bad of a project, in order to learn from the lessons of previous work.

    Bringing that to the world of landscape photography, have any experienced folks out there got some 'DO NOT's' when it comes to landscapes.

    What are the mistakes you see most often in beginners landscape photos?
  2. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 4, 2011
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    I'd say - the desire to fit everything into the frame, which results in images that look too distant and uninvolved.

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  3. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    A washed out lack of contrast and detail because of the lighting conditions.

    I'd describe the result as "You can't see the trees for the forest".
  4. MillerJames84

    MillerJames84 Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 20, 2013
    Landscape is my favourite type of photography, my biggest mistake is simply going out at the wrong time of day. I'm fundamentally lazy, so I just shoot in the middle of the day, and get boring light. The moment I started making the effort to get out at dusk, my pictures started looking a lot better.
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