Why It's So Difficult to Be Creative in Landscape Photography

Landscape photography is a popular yet difficult genre, and while you can learn to create a technically apt photo, finding your creative voice is another issue entirely. Why is it so difficult to be creative in landscape photography? This fantastic video essay looks at the question and offers some useful insights you can apply to your own work. 

Coming to you from Alister Benn with Expressive Photography, this fantastic video essay discusses why it is so difficult to find your creative voice in landscape photography. A lot of the reason photographers struggle with this is because unlike most other genres, you don't get to choose what is in the scene or where it is placed, so you need to find new ways to be creative, whether that is through your choice of focal length, creative use of techniques, or post-processing. And it's doubly difficult when a lot of the best locations are shot over and over these days. Nonetheless, it is tremendously rewarding when you get things right. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Benn. 

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi." 

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