My first love was Macro photography, but it didn’t take long for me to start getting really interested in Landscape. I’d say it was mainly a combination of just witnessing beautiful landscapes on my travels and wanting to capture them, and seeing incredible landscape photographs taken by skilled photographers and being blown away by how good they were.
Of all the different types of nature photography out there, I think Landscape is the one about which it is easiest to imagine that there’s not much skill involved. You see a big wide landscape, you click the shutter. But of course, that isn’t true. Like most things that seem really simple, it only seems that way if you don’t know anything about it. Through years of trial and error i’ve learned a great deal and even consider Landscape one of my “specialties”, or strengths, but I recognize very clearly that i’ve still got a lot to learn.
The purpose of this article will be to try and save whoever reads it a little bit of that trial and error process, and i’ll describe a few things i’ve learned that would have helped me a great deal when I was just starting out.