#3: My 5 Principles of Landscape Photography

In this episode I share my 5 guiding principles of landscape photography. In summary they are:

  • Focus on passion over location
  • Master the tools
  • Remove the non-essentials
  • Prioritize composition
  • Embrace failure; focus on the experience, not the outcome

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  1. Leslie Landerkin on February 10, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Re passion – I realized recently that finding a wonderful composition when traveling to a new place is easy. My work is returning to frequently visited woodland and park locations to see a new composition or one I have photographed before but in a new season or different light. This is work but I think will make me a better photographer. It isn’t about volume but seeing something I may have missed or that wasn’t there before. Leslie Landerkin

    • Robert Rodriguez Jr on February 12, 2019 at 5:56 pm

      Hi Leslie, thanks for the feedback, really appreciate it.

      I have to disagree with you a bit in that “finding a wonderful composition” is rarely easy, especially if goal is for a composition that conveys something personal. It’s always hard in my experience, and definitely harder as you say when it comes to familiar locations. I always tell my students on a workshop that if pictures are coming easy, either they’re simply repeating old habits and ideas, or imitating someone else. Either way, it’s not working in the “sweet spot”, just at the edge or just beyond your abilities. Just some food for thought 🙂

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