Landscape photography is a fairly unique genre, requiring loads of patience and often, a bit of luck. Whether you are new to the genre or a seasoned pro, there are some hard truths we all have to hear from time to time, and this excellent video essay discusses them.
Coming to you from Mads Peter Iversen, this great video essay discusses a wide range of hard truths all landscape photographers need to learn at some point. Of them, I think the most important is the simple fact that you will fail many, many times. Often, the most frustrating aspect of landscape photography is that you can do everything right from having all your technique down pat to doing all the proper planning but still be foiled by the weather. And because the genre often requires serious time commitment and physical exertion, those sorts of days can be especially disheartening. However, the important thing to remember is that even the best professionals have days like this, and things will get better. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Iversen.
And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi."