3 Things a Landscape Photographer Wishes He Had Learned Sooner

Landscape photography is a genre that rewards patience and perseverance. If you are just getting started or have been struggling with your work a bit lately, this excellent video essay discusses three important lessons a seasoned professional wishes he had learned earlier in his career.

Coming to you from Andy Mumford, this great video essay discusses three lessons he wishes he had learned sooner. Of the lessons, the most crucial for me to learn was the importance of not forcing the image. The challenge (and often frustration) of landscape work is that you have no control over the light. As such, it is common to envision a certain image, only to show up to the location and realize that the light is not cooperating. Often, we will still take the photo and try to edit what we had in mind into existence, but this rarely works out. That is not to say you can't come home with worthwhile shots, however. Instead, keep an open mind and be willing to create photos that the light is conducive to, and you'll likely come home much happier. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Mumford. 

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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Jake Lindsay's picture

Really like Andy's work. Good advice.