If you look at enough landscape photography, it might be easy to become convinced that it's a genre centered around exotic locales and epic scenery. And while it certainly doesn't hurt to have access to beautiful places, there's a lot you can shoot right where you live. This great video shows you how much you can accomplish just shooting near your home.
Coming to you from Craig Roberts of e6 Vlogs, this video explores an important topic regarding how one approaches landscapes. Living in Cleveland, I'm not exactly used to sweeping views of snow-capped mountains and pristine lakes (particularly considering we set our lake on fire... twice), but I think that's actually been a benefit to my abilities, as it's taught me to make good compositions and interesting images out of subjects that aren't inherently epic. The other real benefit is that you essentially get years of free study of the same subject, thereby allowing you to really work on framing, working with different light and different seasons, etc. So, even if you don't live somewhere with particularly notable scenery, make a habit out of working with what you have; you'll notice improvements in your images across the board.
[via e6 Vlogs]