Landscape Photography: “Landscapes are at the same time one of the easiest and most difficult subjects to photograph. They’re easy because landscapes are so familiar, accessible and permanent. Usually, there are no extreme technical difficulties. A GREAT landscape photo takes a lot of thinking, however. On a practical level, you can follow a few useful compositional techniques. Incorporate classic compositional techniques such as horizontal or vertical lines, warm and cool colors, contrasts in textures, and more. Simplicity helps. The relationship of nearby objects to a distant scene, such as ripples in a sand dune to a desert horizon gives a three-dimensional aspect. Telephoto lenses are great for isolating elements and compressing perspective. But there’s a lot more…”