Landscape Photography Is About More Than Images

Landscape photography can be an almost meditative experience, and as this great video shows, even if the images don't happen, it's still a worthwhile undertaking.

I originally got into landscape photography simply because I loved hiking, and one day, I decided to bring a camera along, which is why this really resonated with me. Coming to you from Thomas Heaton, this vlog follows him as he hikes the summit of Great Gable at sunset. While it's great to see his workflow and have him talk us through the composition and shooting of a few images, his monologue at the end is really worth listening to. Shooting landscapes means you're at the mercy and fortune of the elements, never mind all the potential mishaps you may run into with your camera, lenses, or as Heaton mentions, hiking up the wrong mountain. Nonetheless, it's important to remember the pure joy that is being alone in nature and to never allow photographic endeavors possibly not going as intended to ruin that.

And as always, if you'd like to dive into the art of landscape photography a bit more, be sure to check out "Photographing The World: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi."

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4 Comments

Ansel Spear's picture

For a moment I thought this was based upon someone's heartfelt passion for landscape photography. How naive. It's about no more than product placement.

Hussain Hijazi's picture

It's sad that's the only thing you've gotten out of this video. Thomas is an inspiration to other photographers and I highly encourage you to check out his YouTube Channel.

Chris Ramsey Jr.'s picture

Regardless of if the product was placed or not this article was too help inspire you and the guide will help supplement the education of landscape photography.

Larry Chism's picture

Alex,
Thomas has a lot to say and he says it well; he explained the equipment thing in one of his earliest videos. But best of all I like his work and work flow.