Video: How to simplify overly busy landscape photos

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One of the things that can make landscape photography challenging is what to do when you're confronted by a busy scene.

Because however much you may like to, you can't move the sun, a tree, the ocean or any number of other things to make for a cleaner composition. You have two choices if you want to declutter your image - either move yourself or your camera to shift up your framing.

In this video from Alister Benn of Expressive Photography, he explores a few techniques for simplifying overly busy compositions in landscape photography. Alister makes a good argument for mixing up your focal lengths, as the downside of many wide-angle lenses is they can cram too much into a scene. Sometimes using a short telephoto can be a great way to isolate details.

You can see more of Alister's videos on the Expressive Photography YouTube page.  

Cover image: Mike O'Connor

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