Landscape photography can be a lonely genre, and it can be easy to fall into seeking external validation and creating the same images over and over. However, living fully in the present, trying new things, and taking risks leads to photographic growth. That's one of the most important lessons an experienced landscape photographer has learned over 20 years.
Coming to you from Alister Benn of Expressive Photography, this great video discusses the most important lesson he has learned after two decades in the craft. Photography helps detach us from daily worries, and that is why Benn advocates viewing photos as diary pages, recording events and memories. He reminds us every picture is unique, created by pointing your camera and making individual decisions only you can make. This allows you to reflect on progress in your mental health and photographic purpose when comparing past work to current, and more importantly, to center yourself and be reminded of why we really chose to pursue photography in the first place. We all first picked up a camera for the first time because we enjoyed it, and it's important to be reminded of that once in a while. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Benn.
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