Things a Photographer Would Do Differently Starting Landscape Photography

After many years of experience, one will often look back with learned wisdom on things they would have done differently from the beginning to get where they are today faster. In this video, we hear from an experienced landscape photographer about things they wish they had known.

The voice of experience is often wiser, having learned through trial and error firsthand what provides the most value. In this video, landscape photographer Nigel Danson reviews several things he would have done sooner in his approach to landscape photography.

Danson addresses several items during the video, some reinforcing the importance of getting up early and out before sunrise to take advantage of the early morning light, and staying out late to capture the fading light of sunset. Or the importance of simplifying scenes and emphasizing your landscape photography subject with minimal distractions.

There were several that aren't heard as often. Becoming an expert on the weather. Environmental conditions can be so important for that extra in your photo; understanding the weather and how to interpret the weather models yourself can help increase your chances of unique conditions.

Danson includes several other tips in the video that I found valuable as a practicing landscape photographer. I believe we can learn from other people's experiences, and his list helps reinforce the importance of several key concepts. 

How about you? What would you have done differently earlier in your photography path?

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Jeffrey Tadlock is an Ohio-based landscape photographer with frequent travels regionally and within the US to explore various landscapes. Jeffrey enjoys the process and experience of capturing images as much as the final image itself.

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