Landscape Photography – Working it Out


Photography has been something that I have enjoyed for a very long time, though there are different types, and Landscape Photography has been something that I never used to like, but in the last couple of years I’ve been trying to work it out a lot more.  I can remember times walking around places and not seeing what I wanted to photography.  Now I have started to work out what it is about landscape photography that I enjoy.


I enjoy it a lot more now, and I think the reason I enjoy it, is because I understand what it is about the landscape that I want to do a lot more.  I have found my story.


It seems to be an important aspect to Landscape Photography, and something that I am only starting to get.  If you find landscape photography hard it could just be because you haven’t found your story yet.


Going up the Mallee in North West Victoria has been really good for me, it has really helped me to work out what my story is.  I now can’t wait to go up more and more to continue exploring what my story is.  For me there always has to be an element of man, in some way.  It is what draws me to architecture and old abandoned buildings.  I think the landscape has to have the same thing, some aspect of that.


The salt lakes and salt pans have an element of that, as the salt problem is getting worse and worse.  Part of the reason for that is the removal of all the trees for farming, so crops could be planted.  I don’t know the whole story, but it is a start.

There is another part that I like to. After seeing areas totally burned out by bush fires earlier this year, it is good to go back and continue taking photos and seeing how the area regenerates after.  Slowly it is all coming back.

So when you are out doing your landscape photography, it is important to think about what your story is and why you are taking photos.


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