Are You Experimenting in Your Landscape Photography Enough?

One of the wonderful things about landscape photography is that there are so many ways to photograph a single scene, and because of that, one location can yield dozens of photographs. If you are not taking the time to explore your creative voice through experimentation, though, you might be missing out on a lot of opportunities. This excellent video tutorial features an experienced landscape photographer discussing why experimentation is so crucial to finding success.

Coming to you from Nigel Danson, this great video tutorial discusses the importance of experimentation in landscape photography. In any genre, it can be easy to fall into a routine you are comfortable with. And while you may produce perfectly competent and even compelling images in that routine, artistic growth really happens when we do things outside our normal habits. Don't be afraid to spend a little extra time with a scene and try things you haven't done before, whether it's unusual exposure settings, a different focal length, or a new editing technique. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Danson. 

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi," which is currently on sale along with the test of the Fstoppers store. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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