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I post blogs on a weekly basis covering photography tips and related news as well as photos made by my clients (read client feedback) on my photography workshops and photography courses.

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100 Tips - Landscape - #05 Validation

“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer, and often the supreme disappointment.” – Ansel Adams 

In this series of weekly blog posts I will share my top 10 tips broken down into 10 stages for better landscape shots. This will reveal my top 100 tips for landscape photography.  

If you can't wait the 10 weeks to read them all, or would prefer to have them in pocket handbook to refer to when in the field then you can purchase the Photography Made Easy Pocket Handbook for Landscape photography. 

Get the full Pocket Guide for Tips to Better Landscapes now at a special pre-launch price of £4.95

#05 Validation

Evaluate and check again

Review your shot and check for:

  1. Wonky horizons
  2. Empty or fussy foregrounds
  3. Intruders on edges of the frame
  4. Poor composition – no narrative and intention
  5. Too much in the scene – not simplifying the picture
  6. Blown out or dull sky
  7. Image sharpness and depth of field
  8. Clipped shadows or blown highlights - histogram
  9. Overuse or wrong position of graduated neutral density filters
  10. Flat or dull light

You can't fix all these things at home – so get it right in camera!