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How Do You Get Out of Landscape Photography Ruts?

Landscape photography can take a tremendous commitment of time and effort, and even then, you are not guaranteed to come home with the shot you had hoped for. And so, when that happens, it can be easy to become discouraged and eventually find yourself in a creative rut. What can you do when that happens? This excellent video tutorial features an experienced landscape photographer sharing his thoughts. 

Coming to you from Steve O'Nions, this great video tutorial discusses how to get out of a lull in your landscape photography journey. Of the many helpful tips, perhaps my favorite is simply trying something novel, like a new technique or different focal length. It can be easy to become overly habitual in our work, and that often leads to a loss of creative satisfaction. Doing something as simple as bring along a focal length you do not normally use can help shake you lose from that habit you have fallen into, and often, that is enough to get the creative juices flowing again. Check out the video above for the full rundown from O'Nions.

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out our latest tutorial, "Photographing the World: Japan With Elia Locardi!" 

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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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