Landscape photography comes with a wide range of its joys, but it also faces you with a lot of challenges. Regardless of the difficulties you may encounter, landscape photography is a beautiful art form that can improve your life. In this video, Adam Karnacz of First Man Photography explores some of the joys, rewards, and challenges of landscape photography, and reminds you why it’s all worth the effort.
In the world where we’re surrounded by technology, landscape photography is a fantastic way to take a break from it. But, you can put technology in good use to shoot landscapes. So, it’s a great reminder that the natural and digital world can live in harmony, instead of opposing each other.
Landscape photography can be challenging: you’ll walk long distances in all kinds of weather. You might even get in danger. But, you should see this as a challenge and as a way to push your boundaries and become a better version of yourself. Apply this to life in general to remind yourself that nothing in life comes easy, but in the end – the effort pays off.
Another challenge is the time. You’ll often wait countless hours before you capture that perfect moment you came for. But take this as another lesson: it teaches you patience. And it’s a useful trait to have not only in photography but also in life.
What I’d like to add is that weather will sometimes ruin your plans. For example, you can wait a few hours for the perfect light, and then the sky can get cloudy and there goes your golden hour. But you can turn this to your advantage, change the plan along the way and still end up with some great photos. Be adaptable and let landscape photography show you how to do it.
As a landscape photographer, you’ll experience loads of beautiful moments and encounters that you’ll feel privileged to experience. You are also privileged to capture these moments and tell the story of the amazing world we live in.
Finally, landscape photography gives you the means to explore your freedom. It gives you an opportunity to enjoy solitude, and we all desperately need it from time to time. But also, it lets you enjoy your friendships and spend lots of time with people dear to you.
Despite the challenges, the harsh weather, the waiting and maybe some ruined plans, when you edit and print the photos you took: it will motivate you to do it all again. And eventually, it will help you learn how to be patient, how to overcome obstacles and push your boundaries. But it will also help you learn to enjoy.
[Why we do Landscape Photography | First Man Photography]