Landscape photography often requires a large amount of physical exertion simply to get to a location, particularly when you are carrying a heavy bag of gear. While you might want to stick to the trails and the paths of least resistance, sometimes, it pays to embrace the more difficult locations. This great video tutorial discusses why you should head off the beaten path every once in a while.
Coming to you from Christian Irmler Landscape Photography, this excellent video tutorial discusses the value of embracing less common locations in landscape photography. One of the greatest benefits of this is simply that you are more likely to get shots that no one else has gotten before. On the other hand, it is important to exercise appropriate safety precautions. Be sure you are not going anywhere beyond your physical abilities, that you are carrying appropriate food, hydration, and safety gear, and always carry means of communication in case something goes wrong. But more than anything, enjoy the exploration, time in nature, and chance to explore your creativity! Check out the video above for the full rundown from Irmler.
And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi."