Learn to Embrace Eyesores in Landscape Photography

Humans are a rather invasive species, and it is getting harder and harder to find pristine landscapes that are untouched by manmade structures. So, how do you create good images when you have to deal with all these eyesores? Maybe the answer is to learn to embrace them. This insightful video essay discusses the issue and what we can do about it.

Coming to you from Craig Roberts with e6 Vlogs, this interesting video essay discusses the topic of eyesores in landscape photography (namely manmade structures) and what we can do about them. No doubt, there are less and less landscapes out there that do not have some elements of human structures or intervention in them. And so, instead of trying to seek out those increasingly rare places and missing out on numerous shots, perhaps the answer is to simply embrace the ever-evolving landscapes and use our photographic skills and creative ideas to incorporate them into our images. There is a lot of beauty to be found in the interaction between these different elements. Check out the video above for Roberts' perspective on the matter.

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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Rodney Johnson's picture

We'll have to agree to disagree. I find telephone poles and electrical lines abhorrent in landscapes and I will never shoot another one...