There are lots of things you can do to improve your landscape photography. Here are my five favorites tips.
Use A Tripod
It forces you to slow down and be more contemplative about your shot. The tripod also has the advantage of stabilizing the camera/lens so you can get a sharp shot.
Include A Strong Foreground Or Foreground Object
If you look at the landscape photography of the greats like Ansel Adams, you’ll note they often include a prominent foreground object to add depth to the image.
Don’t Be Afraid Of Weather
Some of the best images are made on cloudy, rainy, foggy or snowy days. Don’t be afraid to go shooting in the weather. Protect your gear and yourself, but go out and shoot.
Golden Hour Is Really Golden
The hours around sunset and sunrise are golden hours for landscape shooters. The sun is low in the sky around these times and the shadows and color, as well as direction of the light are never better than they are at sunrise or sunset.
If you’re a dedicated landscape shooter you need access to a very wide-angle lens so you can do those compelling low-to-the-ground shots. Add the strong foreground object and a wide lens lets the viewer take in the whole scene.