Photography is becoming ubiquitous with the advent of cheap digital cameras and ready access to amazing locations. As a result, the world of landscape photography has become increasingly competitive and full of the same cliché images that simply do not speak to their viewers.
So the question is…why do you want to become a landscape photographer? If you do it for the wrong reason you are bound to be disillusioned and frustrated in this cut throat world of landscape photography.
The first question you must ask yourself is: Why am I a landscape photographer?
Most of the landscape photographers that we know, both professional and amateur, do it because they love the great outdoors. If this is the case, I would highly recommend that you stop looking at other photographer’s photos. Why? Because, in the best-case scenario, you may be disappointed with the photos you shoot. And in the worst-case scenario, you may deprive yourself of visiting a location because “everyone has already taken the amazing shots”. Remember that the real reason you are a landscape photographer is because you love it. There is no reason why you should allow others to take this away from you.