Common Mistakes in Landscape Photography

Remember growing up and having your parents get mad at your sibling for something? Let's just say I am the youngest of 4 girls so I got to watch my older siblings get in trouble. Yes there were lots of tears in a house of 4 girls (actually 5 when you count my mama). After watching the frustration, pain, sadness, and all around bad feelings happen when someone makes a mistake you learned that you wouldn't do that same thing or else you would get in trouble too, and go through those same feelings!

If you see someone make a mistake you most likely won't make the same mistake that they did.  So, lets discuss common mistakes in landscape photography. I wanted to talk about this subject in order to show you the mistake in hopes that it would help you not make the same one.

Here are the common mistakes that I have seen, and made myself, while on my journey in Landscape Photography:

  1. Lazy field work

    • Get the picture right in the field.
    • Move your feet to where they need to be. Get the random object out of your frame. Don't fix your lazy field work in your editing. Get it right in the field.
  2. Over complicating your image

    • Simplicity is key.
  3. Bad lighting

    • Shoot during sunrise or sunset.
    • Choose natural light.
  4. Bad Exposure

    • Stop looking at the back of your camera and start paying attention to your histogram.
    • Get the exposure right in the field not in your post processing (editing).

Watching the video is going to be the best and most detailed.

I hope you guys enjoyed this one. Please leave a comment and let me know common mistakes that you have seen in the field. If you have a question, or would like me to post a video about something specific make sure to let me know!

Wishing you nothing but beautiful images,


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P.S. wanna know what gear I used? Check it out here:

Kit Used:

Camera: Sony A7Rii:
Favorite Lens: Sony FE 24-70 F2.8 G Master:
Best Wide Angle: Sony 16-35mm lens:
Vanguard Tripod:

LG G3 Smart Phone

Editing & Processing:
Bulk editing: Adobe Lightroom:
Fine tuning: Adobe Photoshop :
Viva Video Pro for combining videos

My Landscape images are for sale here