“Forty-two!” yelled Loonquawl.
“Is that all you’ve got to show for seven and a half million years’ work?”
“I checked it very thoroughly,” said the computer,
“and that quite definitely is the answer.
I think the problem, to be quite honest with you,
is that you’ve never actually known what the question is.”
― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
When I was a child, I always observed my father making pictures and applauded him with “oohs” and “aahs” when he showed me his results. This was the film era and he was very much into analog blending techniques. He wasn’t a professional photographer, but he showed me his passion for what he was doing.
In consequence, I also had a camera since I was young and took a lot of pictures – mostly without understanding why they were as they were. In 2014 then I wanted to understand more and have started to discover all sorts of inspirational material I could find online and in print for making pictures. And have started to learn and kick-off something that has grown since then, month by month, hours by hours. Today, I am a passionate hobby landscape photographer searching for light, lines, and stories in them.
Mastering landscape photography is more than mastering techniques. It requires careful preparation and planning of the location and of accessing the location depending on the seasons, a lot of knowledge and experience on weather conditions, times of twilights, sunrise or sunset, star constellations at night, on design and composition and on very solid image-organization, backuping and post-processing strategies. Last but most important trained eyes, passion and patience.
In sum, it is life-long learning and in every minute I am eager to learn.
If you want to share this experience, feel free to contact me. If you want to learn about landscape photography, want to be guided or want to improve your postprocessing skills, also, feel free to get in touch.