Being a creative is often anything but easy, and doubt in your abilities can creep in due to all sorts of factors. That can have serious consequences on your ability to produce images, and that can lead to a spiral of reinforcement that hinders your progress. This excellent video essay features an experienced landscape photographer discussing the issue and why a positive mindset can lead you to compelling photos even in poor conditions.
Coming to you from Christian Irmler - Landscape Photography, this great video tutorial discusses the importance of self-confidence in landscape photographer. As Irmler discusses, it can be discouraging when conditions are not in your favor, but I firmly believe that compelling images can be made in any weather or environment. The key is not just having confidence in your abilities, as Irmler discusses, but embracing the light and weather you are given rather than working against it. Too often, photographers have a shot in mind and try to force it to happen when the light simply is not conducive to it, often missing out on better options and coming home frustrated. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Irmler.
And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out our latest tutorial, "Photographing the World: Japan With Elia Locardi!"