My passion for photography started early on 2014, when I joined P&G’s hiking club. I carried a small Canon Powershot SX700 HS bridge camera, primarily to take pictures of the landscapes we visited. None of those photo survives anymore, but it was the start. I tried to document the people and wildlife among the places that we went to, and before long I became hooked into how to make good looking pictures of natural places. There came a time when I understood I had to take a bigger leap and bought my first DSLR with kit lenses and basic tripod and ND filters, with which I tried to experiment and learn. The quality of my pictures improved, but I knew I was not on my edge yet. So I signed up for ToTheWonder’s photography workshops and bought an Ultra Wide Lens, together with the Lee Filter Kit. Out of that, my passion strengthened and although I can’t call myself master, I can see how landscape photography will only grow with the pass of time.
Landscape is about slowing down and taking time to do it properly. The best light can be scarce and disappear at a moment’s notice, so the best advice I can give is: Be there early, scout the location, find the best angles, prepare your gear and then make many shots; from which you will only want to keep your very best. As you take pictures, enjoy the moment and reflect on how admirable the landscape is, why does it matter to you, why does it keep you late (or early) and why does it fulfill your biggest dreams. And don’t be afraid to try something entirely new. It is good to replicate other people’s work, but it is best to leave your own impression on your work.