Six Important Lessons for Landscape Photographers

Landscape photography is a genre that requires a lot of time and dedication to even the most subtle nuances to master. This excellent video will give you six lessons a landscape photographer has learned on his journey that can help you on yours.

Coming to you from Andy Mumford, this helpful video features him discussing six lessons he feels all landscape photographers should definitely learn. Of them, the most salient for me was definitely not getting locked into a certain look associated with a specific focal length, aperture, etc. We all have aesthetic preferences, and there is certainly nothing wrong with that, but at the same time, each scene is unique, changing even as the time of day and weather change, and as such, it behooves the photographer to approach each image with a fresh creative eye, free of any preconceptions imposed by habit or overly influential aesthetic tastes. From there, you will likely find that you see ways of creating an image that you might not have thought of initially and that expand your creative repertoire. Check out the video above for more. 

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi." 

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Christian Lainesse's picture

For quick reference, here are the six things:
1) learn to see in different ways
2) appreciate all light, not just golden hour
3) rationalize your kit
4) choose an appropriate shutter time
5) give your processed images time
6) have faith in your style

My immediate problem with this video is the blatant exhibition of endangered bird feather artefacts on the wall behind Andy Mumford.
These look like indigenous tourist feather necklaces taken from endangered macaw and other parrot species from South America. They would have been illegally caught and exported and then illegally imported into the UK.