The beauty of nature is the foundation of any of my landscape photographs. I think it motivates and inspires any landscape photographer. When you are in the wilderness, looking at a fantastic landscape, you can feel more connected to nature, life, and yourself.
At first, admiring and seeing the beauty of nature, I think, is more important than making images. Then comes the necessity to represent the sense of wonder you feel visually.
Taking a landscape photograph, the photographer is not testifying to the existence of a lake or a mountain view. Instead, the photographer is bringing it into reality, creating something that didn’t exist before capturing the landscape in a photograph. If not for you taking the image, that interpretation of reality couldn’t exist.
In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.Alfred Stieglitz
The engine of every landscape photographer is the love for wilderness, the vital power of the natural environment, and the inspiration given by the beauty of nature.
To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.Elliott Erwitt
If you want to take an excellent photograph, your technique has to converge with what you are feeling while watching the scene you will capture into an image.
Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.Peter Adams
Nature is fantastic, and being out there capturing landscape photographs is something extraordinary. For example, being part of the ecosystem while hiking a mountain is incredible. It makes you feel more connected to the earth, our home, where the remarkable miracle of life occurs.
The miracle of life is just nature, and capturing it in a photograph makes landscape photography so stunning.
Do you know that feeling of returning to where you belong every time you go into the wilderness? If you know this feeling, you probably understand this is the reason why doing landscape photography is so good for you physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Landscape photography forces you to go out in nature, where all we belong. It makes you see the beauty surrounding you and allows you to discover new places while exploring the wilderness. So if you go out to take landscape photographs during hiking, even if you go back home with images that don’t excite you that much, you won’t be soo disappointed because you were out in the wilderness, enjoying fresh air and nature.
Landscape photography will let you see the world from a different perspective and connect you with life. Practicing landscape photography during sunrise, sunset, and nighttime will take you out of your everyday routine. These are the timesof the day with the most compelling light for landscape photography, and you can find more information about the best light to take landscapes images in Understanding light for landscape photography.
Anyway, doing landscape photography is like meditation. It disconnects you from anxiety and any problem of everyday life. While outside in the wilderness taking landscape images, your mind will be involved in the creative process and remove any worries and distractions. This is the fantastic freeing experience of landscape photography: no anxiety is allowed, and your mind and your body will be involved in capturing the wonder of nature and the beauty unfolding in front of your viewfinder.