The reason I love landscape photography
Landscape photography is the most challenging and rewarding form of photography for me. That’s the reason I love it so much. First of all, you are out in nature and experience its beauty. In landscape photography, nothing can be taken for granted. Here, there is no “subject” as in portrait or wedding photography, where you know your subjects. In nature, you have to find a subject. There is no control over the light either, as in a studio where you can precisely adjust the power and direction of light. Here, you have to take what nature gives you – the gentle morning sunlight, the warm sidelight in the afternoon, the clouds and fog which create special lighting conditions and give a different mood to an image.
That is why it is so rewarding for me. When everything comes together and you manage to capture a great subject, in ideal lighting conditions, it means that nature has created a work of art and you are there capturing its beauty in an image. For this to happen, of course, you need to know some technical issues well, such as having the right frame, using the corresponding lens and the corresponding settings on your camera. To increase the chance of getting such works of art, you have to be there often and sometimes, get “lucky”. This image, which has been rewarded as one of the best of 2019 in the World’s Best Photographers & Artists group and is one of my favorites, is based on luck. Even though I had to be in the right place at the right time and know what to do without that magical light, this picture wouldn’t be as great.
Author: George Avgerinos