3 useful composition tips for mountain photography

Mountains have always been a wondrous subject, adding drama and grandeur to any image they adorn with their presence. On the downside, it’s not as simple as dropping them into the frame and pressing the shutter button. This helpful video tutorial will show you three tips for creating compelling mountain image compositions.

Coming from Dave Morrow, this great video tutorial will show you three great tips for creating eye-catching mountain compositions. Probably the most common mistake I see people making with such photos is using too wide a focal length without considering how that shrinks the mountains. There is a natural desire to encompass the scene as much as possible, but it’s important to remember that wide-angle lenses tend to push the background out and diminish it, and as such can undermine this imposing physical presence that gives them that sense of drama in the first place. Often a slightly longer focal length can result in a stronger photo. Watch the video above for Morrow’s full recap.

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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