LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY  MISTAKES ๐Ÿ“ท   Do you make these? Benjamin Jaworskyj
LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY MISTAKES ๐Ÿ“ท Do you make these? Benjamin Jaworskyj

Hi and welcome. In this video, I’m at the
beautiful Baltic Sea in Germany. Doing some nice landscape stuff and I have
five common landscape photography mistakes for you and how to avoid them. I’ve seen the same landscape photography
mistakes over and over again and that you can avoid them in the future
I give you some smart advices how I avoid those mistakes and maybe you can
do the same things as well. Mistake number one is the light. If the
light is not right and that is actually a rhyme, then you can’t take great
landscape photos. A lot of people always look at photos and think ooh it’s a lot
of photoshop and it’s a lot of composition and stuff like that. All made
in post process but it’s not most of the great photos are taking great light
situations so what you need is great light and when it’s the best light for
me the best light is in the morning and in the evening especially before sunrise
and after sunset so those two slots of time in the day are the perfect time for
me to take photos I want very soft light and sometimes you even have soft light
over the day when it’s a cloudy day or something but you get the best the best
shots and you have the most of luck when you get out early in the morning and
late in the evening mistake number two is I’ll fix it in
post and post-processing is a nice thing and I do post processing as well because
it gives my images the last step so a lot of brilliance and I can get more
colors into the picture and stuff like that but to get more colors I need the
colors actually in the picture so don’t always say I’ll fix it in post. Do it
right in the first place. Do it right when you take the picture. So if you have
something disturbing in your picture like rubbish or something you don’t want
the picture because maybe it doesn’t fit with the color or something. Remove it
before you take the photo and don’t fix it in post don’t always say I do
it afterwards. Do it right in the first place and what I can say as well as use
filters. Use neutral density filters, polarisers you can get optical effects
you can’t get in the post processing software so do it right in the first place. Mistake number three is having no
foreground and maybe you heard about it landscape photography foreground those
are two things that fit perfectly together. So what I usually do, in a nice
landscape situation like I have here now the Baltic Sea we have the beach, we have
the sea, we have the sky and all those nice things together but it’s everywhere
here. So when I walk along the beach I have it everywhere so what I need to get
a special picture a picture that is different from other pictures is a
foreground. A simple foreground. For example rocks, for example sticks,
for example trees that are laying in the water like here in that situation now.
I’m looking for those things because the background is always the same when I
walk around the beach but the foreground makes the difference. So take a look for
the foreground. Mistake number four is taking too many
different pictures. What I mean with that is, I’ve seen a lot of people coming to
nice spot and taking for example one picture, the second picture in a
different angle, the third picture zoomed in, the fourth picture zoomed out, the
fifth picture going two steps backwards, two step forward, three steps to the left,
three steps to the right. So each photo is different. Each photo is a totally
different photo and the problem with that is that in most situations you
won’t have any good photo you have only 50% of good photos. So
every photo is like 50% but no really good photo. So what I would recommend you
is just take a look for foreground, take a look for background, take a look for
the right light situation and then just frame the image. On your tripod with the
camera and then take one photo, take a look at the photo and take this same
photo again ,the same photo again, the same photo again. Just change different
things like a graduated filter, like the shutter speed, like for example the time
when you take the shot, so sometimes I just take my tripod on a spot and then I
just wait for like one hour and then I take the same photo again but one hour
later and the light is totally different. The clouds are different, everything is
different but I want the warm great picture and not fifty pictures that are
just rubbish. Or kind of rubbish. And the fifth and last tip is too far
away. You’re too far away ,a lot of people are too far away. Especially when
you have a wide-angle lens and the first things beginners do when
they take landscape photos is buying a wide-angle lens that they get more on
the shot. Which is pretty cool but the problem with wide-angle lenses is you
have so much in your picture that you need to get very close and about that
last part a lot of people forget. So you have to get very close to things and
then they appear bigger in the picture, but you have a nicer composition in the
picture when you get closer. For example in a situation like I have now. I’m here
with my camera and this seems like five meters away when I take a picture from
that point of view with 16 millimeters on full-frame. I have everything here on
the beach in my picture. I have the sand, I have three trees, I have the see, I have
the clouds and everything. But for clean composition I don’t want everything in
the frame. I just want the simple small pieces together that I want and that you
only get when you get close to your subject or object that you want to
photograph. Those where five common landscape
photography mistakes and how to avoid them and one big mistake is don’t having
enough of mosquito spray with you, when you’re at the beach. It’s not much
wind here, a lot of flies flying around you. A lot of mosquitoes flying around all
over my face maybe you have seen them in the video. It is a long time now after
sunset it. Is maybe half an hour after sunset already but we’re still filming
to have a nice light and to get you nice overview of where I am actually and I
hope you enjoyed the video and I hope you don’t hurt all those mosquitoes
flying in the microphone here and I see you next time on this photography
channel. We have a lot of videos if you have some wishes about video topics then
just write it in the comment section below and I’m interested in, which mistake you already did and maybe you have some
other mistakes that you just saw when you walked around somewhere and then
just write it in the comments as well. See you next time never forget . Sag mal Einstellung Digga! und Haut rein! And thumbs up, hit thumbs up it’s very great I
think the world changes when you hit thumbs up give it a try. are you interested in Lightroom check out my video course

64 thoughts on “LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY MISTAKES ๐Ÿ“ท Do you make these? Benjamin Jaworskyj”

  1. andreasblauth says:

    nice tips!

  2. Casey Sexton says:

    I'm liking your videos! Your channel is actually the only one I have notification turned on for.

  3. Peter Svacho says:

    Hello Benjamin, absolutely agree with each mistakes that you mentioned in video.
    And don't worry no mosquitos in video ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. emilioguzmanor says:

    Wow nice video, suscribed the moment I saw you first video

  5. Stefanie Dietl says:

    nice video! i love how your english sounds! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Sag mal Einstellung Digga!!๐Ÿ˜‚

  6. A K says:

    Thanks for the video Benjamin. I've made ALLLLLLL of these mistakes…… And plenty more! Only way to learn though. Love your video's, keep em coming.

  7. Everest314 says:

    Worst landscape photography mistake ever: Arriving after the Chinese tourists.

  8. David Hinnen says:

    good tips for the most part – but the last one is a sketchy one.
    Sure it is beneficial to really frame up your shot to get the best possible image from this perspective once the good light hits. But there is just no point in wasting the 10-15 minutes of gorgeous light on a SINGLE shot, when there are other great compositions and shots to be had in the immediate proximity. This does require to arrive early, and scout the location. Decide on your primary shot, and have 2-3 backup spots in mind and ready. Once you have the shot at your primary location, is is worth switching to the 2ndary one to get another great image, instead of going home with a memory card full of the same composition. Just my opinion backed with a lot of experience ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Mr. Schnitz Pro says:

    Product photography would be cool, but your landscape shots and demos are quite good too.

  10. usman ijaz says:

    great tips, many thanks for this useful information.

  11. Shouvik Basu says:

    nice tips, subscribed

  12. Jeffrey L says:

    Im gonna show this to my dad who always critiques me about: "How I always like to stay in one spot and not take more pictures and how I return from a trip with only 3 good pictures." Also he says: "What do you mean you can't photograph landscapes in bright sunlight? Photographing in bright sunlight has it's own techniques to photograph. You don't need to be there at sunset." Also: "What do you mean you always need a foreground?" shows him 10 pictures in which 8 have a foreground, telling him the other 2 without aren't as good "Yeah but that's your opinion"

  13. charles gauthier says:

    Subscribed! good videos!

  14. GyDRyUs says:

    if people are walking around it means they looking for good composition.. always try different angles is key for better composition, dude!

  15. Patrick Savage says:

    Changed the World

  16. Valdis Ozols says:

    I would really apreciate if you could make a video on how you prepare for a trip to some unknown place. How you pick and find the place. I mean.. How you choose place where to go? How you find those places where to go?You just think of area and then go to flickr and 500px to find some nices places where to go there ?

  17. Carm Domn Mart says:

    Great video Benjamin!I've initially watched it by mistake but I don't regret having watched it at all. My big mistake is not choosing the right focal length so afterwards I have to crop too much which is a chore if you want to print the photo.Bye!

  18. Jhon Muriel says:

    I'm guilty of #5 …looking forward to improve! Thanks!

  19. marianoscadi says:

    What do you do when you prepare to go to a spot and something doesnt work out? For example, if the lighting sucks, its cloudy/raining, or something delayed you and now its the afternoon and you only have one hour vs the entire day?

  20. xiRazZzer says:

    Sag mal Einstellung Diggah!

  21. Juan Ml S says:

    Very good tips, thank you very much, i enjoy your videos and pictures a lot

  22. Atouk says:

    Schwarzenegger voice: "I am here to pahmp up yooah fo-TAH-graffy!"

  23. Atouk says:

    Excellent tips

  24. sfbdotcom says:

    Don't forget spare memory card(s) and batteries. It's amazing how quickly you can get through batteries especially if you have live view on or are doing long exposures (30s plus) and cards are hyper-reliable EXCEPT when you are on that once-in-a-lifetime shoot.

  25. says:

    great vid as always, bro

  26. Samuel F Gonzalez Rivera says:

    Great video! Thumbed up! I will be doing a photo walk tomorrow and will be taking a sunset landscape photograph. I have been wondering how to approach the shot to make it more attractive, and your tips have opened my mind, mostly on the finding the foreground as the background is always the same and getting close with the wide lens. Inspiring images in your video. Thanks!

  27. Prewish jay says:

    ur videos are so cool. .like the intro

  28. Prewish jay says:

    ur videos are so cool. .like the intro

  29. alexander peckham says:

    The biggest mistake i make is not using filters. Thats because i don't what brand to get any suggestions anyone? What brand do u use? I was thinking of getting Nisi filters or Formatt Hitech.

  30. Jennifer says:

    Great video! I am a beginner and I keep making the same mistake over and over. Trying to change my manual settings (which is a mystery but I'm practicing), my landscapes will often turn an off color. The trees will be tinged an unnatural bright blue, for example. I can't quite figure out how I am doing this?

  31. Abdullah says:

    thank you very much

  32. X L says:

    Thank you for another nice video. I learned quite a few tips by watching you videos.

  33. raymond chen says:

    excellent. I try to avoid those common mistakes. thank you.

  34. Kamron Grant says:

    woot go me, 1000th like ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Mohammad Ariff Syafiq says:

    love how you explain. subscribe !

  36. FinnHaye says:

    Were you using a graduated filter?

  37. Halfdutchbitch says:


  38. TheReptileBloke says:

    Worst mistake = non horizontal horizons. ๐Ÿ˜• every time I see a horizon that's not horizontal I feel like I'm going to break my neck looking at the photo.

    Other mistake that I see a lot is ugly man-made stuff in what is supposed to be a nature photo. For example, power lines. Please don't put power lines in the frame of a landscape photo unless the power lines are supposed to be the subject of the photo.

  39. Anthony Murphy says:

    Thank you Ben, good video, explained well.

  40. Chams Hamis says:

    One mistake I'd encountered & learn from it, when shooting Landscape scene, especially at the beach looking for foreground as you said was, you need to have a "Zero-Parallax frame" or Anti-Parallax frame (I don't know exactly what they call it) but "Really-Right-Stuff" sell them but very expensive, (gladly I got affordable one from China) when shooting Landscape scene in Multiple Panorama exposure. Because without them, you're panorama shots, won't stitch perfectly. Especially if your foreground is very close to your lens.

  41. SSK9s says:

    I subbed ๐Ÿ™‚
    This was very good – THANK YOU ๐Ÿ™‚
    From Australia ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Muhamadian Rostian says:

    Excellent tutorial buddy, I am surprised you don't have more subscribers

  43. pineapple man says:

    Wat If you live in a plase there We dont have sundet/sunrise

  44. Gon s says:

    Very nice video nochmal ๐Ÿ‘

  45. Phaks says:

    I donยดt know if anyone mentioned it, but I would be careful with an aperture. If you have a low f-stop number, the photo doesnยดt have to be sharp at the background or viceversa. (Speaking from my experience :D)

  46. tom green says:

    Excellent tips… subscribed ๐Ÿ–’

  47. Brian Crawford says:

    In general, good advice. But…checking focus is important. For a sweeping landscape with everything in focus from foreground to infinity, use a small aperture and understand the concept of hyperfocal focusing. Also, only taking photos at or around sunrise or sunset times is ridiculous. If this were true then every awesome landscape photo should have been taken during these times, which of course isn't the case. Yes, the light can look great, but any light is good light as long as you know how to work with it and you understand the light's limitations. Sunset and sunrise images are getting clichรฉ and trite. Also, there is nothing wrong with taking several pictures from several different angles, focal lengths, etc. Just make sure you take your time, think about the shot, and properly focus and compose.

  48. mark newman says:

    Great video, really valid points. Thanks for sharing and making.

  49. Pati PikaBu says:

    Hehe, thanks Benjamin for this great tips. I'm new at the photography. Maybe you'll want to take my Instagram profile : trishacore
    Byeee, be safe ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. Alisson Henriques says:

    You're awesome man, thanks for sharing!

  51. Evren ร–zcan says:

    3:19, Neist Point Light House ๐Ÿ™‚ my favorite dive spot

  52. Tito Ali Vlogs says:

    Hi benjamin , what kind if microphones you use in this vid and other vids ?

  53. Alberto Lopez says:

    Your video was so instructive, I had to watch it twice!

  54. Philippe-Olivier Dupuis says:

    I have to say, your channel is awesome. Keep up your good video!

  55. Teten Sutendi says:

    Thanks for sharing these great tips. I just started to learn photography and lucky to find this channel

  56. Alex Z says:

    Biggest mistake was cheap nd filters on beautiful location xd

  57. DRGIZMO29 says:

    i was always wondering why some of my landscape photos are interesting and some are not. turns out the 'look for a foreground' thing is the problem. thankss for the tip

  58. Grace Au says:

    Great video! I subscribed your channel and want to learn more about photography!
    From Hong Kong ๐Ÿ˜Š

  59. Phil B says:

    The world didnโ€™t change but gave it a thumbs up anyways. Love your work.

  60. merkator says:

    So true about mosquitos ๐Ÿ˜‚

  61. Carl Kevin Mendoza says:

    Learned a lot from you, Awesome videos always!

  62. Dennis Heffy says:

    Excellent advice.

  63. David Barker says:

    Love your videos Benjamin. What's a good shutter speed range for landscape? I'm just getting started and trying to learn.

  64. samir saadoune says:


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