There is an inevitable mountain of information in our hands, and while this has incredible power, it can also mean that it is difficult to find deep nuggets of wisdom. Here are seven tips that an expert landscape photographer has found most helpful.
Nigel Danson is a landscape photographer from my homeland, albeit in a much more photogenic location. Danson has created hundreds of videos of him working and many are filled with stunning images. However, what’s particularly useful about Danson’s videos is the educational side of it, especially for young photographers. Rather than going over some of the Danson points in this video, I’m going to offer you what I believe is one of the most valuable tips.
I think very few people have a natural talent for a skill, and it’s almost always the case that when a person is at the top of their field, they’ve achieved it through that skill as the main driving force. From what I can tell, the best ways to really improve yourself is to force your way to success. That is, practicing over and over again, using constructive feedback to improve. However, if I had to give a tip to photographers looking to improve themselves, it would be “consistency”. Try to take at least one photo every day and don’t worry too much about its quality. You will soon start to research different styles and compositions, which will allow you to both hone your skills and develop your technical abilities.
Which tip has improved you the most as a photographer?