There are somewhere around 7.5 billion people on the planet, and with that many, it might seem as if every possible landscape photography location has been explored. But really, that's just not the case, and you might be missing out on some great opportunities.
Coming to you from Thomas Heaton, this great video follows him as he finds a landscape spot just 15 minutes from his home that he never knew about. If you look at landscape imagery nowadays, it might seem like there are no new locations to photograph. And while it's true that all the grandest, most obviously photogenic locations have been photographed countless times, I'm willing to bet that for most of us, less obvious locations in our locales are waiting to be photographed. These offer two obvious benefits: first, you're likely to get more unique imagery that hasn't been seen before. Second, all those popular locations are popular because they're readily photogenic. Finding a more hidden location will challenge your compositional skills and help you develop into a stronger photographer. This will in turn develop your eye to find even more potential locations you might not have considered before. Check out the video above for Heaton's full thoughts on the matter.