Landscape photography has a long history, and is one of the oldest genres. And still, today it is a passion of both beginners and professional photographers.For some, it can seem to be one of the easiest genres - really, what difficulty can be in going into the fields and making a couple of shots off hands? Yes, that’s true. And if you’re lucky enough, you can even get a really amazing photo with little effort. But in fact, the chances are 1 to 1000. And just like winning a lottery does not make you a good businessman, having one cool landscape photo does not make you a good landscape photographer.For the trick is, Mother Nature does not care about your intentions. The sun rises early in the morning, rainfall has no schedule, and the cloudscapes are not selected weekly by some heavenly world-interface designers. Everything is unpredictable, and you, as a photographer, must know Nature’s laws, obey them and take advantage of them when possible.If you want to become a really good landscape photographer, forget about sleeping till 10 A.M., riding asphalted roads and wearing exclusive designer’s clothes. Get ready for aching feet, dirt, dust, patience and non-obligatory reward in the end. If you are ready, let’s start with the basics first!
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