One Tip That Improved This Photographer's Landscapes

As far as I can tell, we should never stop learning and when it comes to my photography, I am always looking to gather information from others. In this video, experienced landscape photographer, Nigel Danson, takes you through something he learned that benefited his worth from then on.

I know many are going to be irritated that the thing Danson learned isn't at the top of this article, front and center. But it isn't, and that's for a good reason: Danson's videos are excellent and we don't want to steal minutes and views away from him, but rather get more eyes on his content!

There have been a lot of lessons I have learned throughout my career — some big, some small. However, occasionally it's small tips that permeate through the years and grow in value. There is one tip that played nicely into my habit of overthinking: preparation. I was told that, more or less, you can never do too much preparation for a big shoot and I have often used this advice to soothe me when I'm a little on edge about upcoming work. I will visit locations, research previous campaigns for a company, create Pinterest boards, test all my equipment, and so on. It's fairly innocuous to say "do some preparation", but there have been countless times where my preparation has dug me out of a hole, whether that be inspiration or a problem out of my control

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Robert K Baggs is a professional portrait and commercial photographer, educator, and consultant from England. Robert has a First-Class degree in Philosophy and a Master's by Research. In 2015 Robert's work on plagiarism in photography was published as part of several universities' photography degree syllabuses.

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I like the way Nigel points out the flaws of a photo without denigrating the photographer or the photo. He always tries to give constructive critique and tells us that he isn't above it and makes the same mistakes.
I learned a lot in this video. Thanks.