People often tend to think that creating a great landscape photograph is a question of expensive gear and visiting stunning places. That if you have resources to combine these two things, award-winning images will automatically magic themselves into the camera.
But the creation of a good image is actually hard work. Yes, pressing the shutter is involved at some point but there is so much more than that! In fact, it is the entire process that I love about landscape photography.
The time I spend outside, trying to understand the place, and doing all the non-photography pre-work. That’s what really counts and hopefully transfers into the eventual outcome — your image.
This is no perfect workflow, no secret key to creating an amazing photograph but rather a set of things I learned to do on a photography location. Things that might help you develop your own on-location process. (more…)