Some Common Delusions and Lies in Landscape Photography

Landscape photography, like any other genre, is full of its own myths and misconceptions about how it's done and what a photographer needs to be successful. Here are some of the most common delusions about landscape photography.

Coming to you from Craig Roberts of e6 Vlogs, this great video talks about some common misconceptions that might be holding you back, and though he focuses on landscape photography, many of them apply equally well to other genres. In addition to the many great points he makes, I would also mention the myth that you always have to shoot around sunrise or sunset. There's certainly no denying that these times of day do indeed provide beautiful light and often interesting skies that make for great photos, but that doesn't mean they're the only times you should take photos. Even harsh midday sun can provide a light that emphasizes certain subjects in a unique and fascinating way that's well worth exploring. The key is to not try to turn midday shots into golden hour shots and instead approach them by embracing the light you've been given and exploring its stronger qualities. Check out the video above for lots of helpful tips.

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"Lies"? Someone is willfully deceiving others?

user-206386's picture

Is it just me or do others never watch any of these repost videos? If it's just me I'll shut up about it.

Alex Cooke's picture

You should. Craig is one of my favorite YouTubers. Great mix of dry humor and quality content.

Really? I typically like dry humor but don't find him funny at all. The quality of content, of course, is relative to the audience.

Ansel Spear's picture

Really? You should get out more.

user-206386's picture

Guess I'll just shut up.