10 Things This Beginner Learned About Landscape Photography

This is 3 filters stacked on each other. It's not a good picture, but it shows what I was able to get.

This is 3 filters stacked on each other. It’s not a good picture, but it shows what I was able to get.

4. Be patient

I’m used to being a wedding photographer, so I set up shots quickly and move on to the next one! With landscapes, I found myself sitting for hours in the same spot, waiting for that magic moment. Not only did I learn to be patient, but I found a huge amount of respect for nature as I sat there taking in the majesty around me. Landscape photography is good for the soul, because it teaches you to be patient and appreciate nature.

I waited for a couple of hours to get this shot. The clouds rolled in at the perfect time.

I waited for a couple of hours to get this shot. The clouds rolled in at the perfect time.

5. You probably don’t need all that hiking gear 😉

It’s different for the seasoned professional, but if you’re just starting out in landscape photography, then you’re probably going to all the popular places like the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Yosemite and so forth. You don’t need to go buy expensive backpacks to carry your gear, or hiking shoes to get to your destinations. Most of these popular places have paths to walk on.

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