Your guide to abstract landscape photography.

One way to combine your love for landscape photos and avoid cliché shots is with abstract landscape photography. Let your style shine in the great outdoors.

Abstract landscape photography brings the art of abstract interpretation to the dramatic world of landscapes. If you’re looking for a way to bring more creativity to your outdoor shots, try stepping out from your comfort zone and present your subject in abstract form.

How to shoot great abstract images.

Landscape photography is about using perspective and composition to capture the grandeur of the great outdoors. The world around us is full of interesting shapes, colors, and textures. You can turn your great landscapes into captivating abstract art shooting from an unexpected angle or by controlling how much light falls on the scene.

Try capturing movement at various shutter speeds to see what you can create or use your macro lens. You may want to emphasize elements of the scene unusually or create something completely unrecognizable.

Post-processing techniques.

Once you’ve captured the perspective, movement, and lighting you want for your landscape shots, there is still much you can do to get abstract aspects in editing. Change the contrast or color saturation settings to draw attention to the landscape elements you want to highlight. Add images together to create something totally unexpected.

To experiment with different methods for creating abstract photographs, work with some of your standard landscape shots in post-production. Once you’ve seen what can be done using editing software, you’ll be inspired to capture even more abstract images the next time out.

Explore what more you can do with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to edit and enhance your abstract landscape photos.