The hidden thing that often kills creativity in photography


When it comes to landscape photography (or really, any genre), there comes a time when you feel more comfortable with the technique and the creative process, but somehow another, your production stagnates. This excellent video tutorial will show you why it often happens and what you can do to fix it.

Coming from Mark Denney, this excellent video tutorial discusses the danger of routines in landscape photography (although the lesson really applies to almost any genre). The truth is that routine is probably the most insidious killer of creativity. When we first learn photography, it can be difficult trying to become proficient in all the different technical aspects while simultaneously developing a creative voice. When you finally feel comfortable, it’s natural to stop pushing a bit, and there’s nothing wrong with taking a break, of course, but don’t stop for too long. The beauty of photography is that you can always keep experimenting and growing, so don’t be afraid to live outside your comfort zone. Watch the video above for Denney’s full recap.

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out “Photographing the World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi”.

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