Photography 101
Day Fifteen
Prompt : Landscape & Cropping

We’ve practiced our establishing shots, captured street scenes, and observed the natural world. Today, let’s walk in the footsteps of masters like Ansel Adams and focus on landscape photography.

Landscapes generally focus on wide, vast depictions of nature and all of its elements, from formations to weather. In this genre of photography, you won’t find much of a human presence: nature itself is the subject. A focus on nature isn’t mandatory, however — you can capture a sweeping panorama of an entire city, town, or industrial area.
Today’s Tip: Ready to do some basic image editing? Sift through your landscapes and find one that needs cropping. (You can look back to previous shots from the course, too.) Look for:

Stray objects in the background, near the frame’s edges and corners.People around the perimeter that have “photo-bombed” your picture.A foreground or background that is too prominent or “heavy.”A composition that is too-centered, with your subject right in the middle, that might benefit from cropping along two sides (in other words, cropping to the “Rule of Thirds”).