If Weddings are the bread & butter, and Fashion/Boudoir/Glamour is the rock star. Landscape’s then, would have to be the Zen of photography.
There’s something enchanting about really slowing things down. I never (never!) shoot with a tripod working with people, there’s too much happening too quickly. So it’s nice to take a break from the mayhem sometimes and shoot past f4.0.
I’m not really patient by nature. More a duck on a pond – everything looks calm on the surface, but the voices in my head are…. you get the idea, lol
So, for me landscapes are perhaps even more a therapy session because it forces me to becalm the maelstrom and concentrate on just a few things rather than the whole box & dice. It’s also nice when that “hard work” gets a little notice – there’s a few award winners in the shots below (he says off-the-cuff-buffing-his-nails….)
For the most part it’s setting up the tripod, checking how much depth of field I can squeeze outta f16, and waiting for some good light to arrive. That gives me time to plan what the final image could look like (yes, lying with photoshop is far too acceptable these days…). See! Completely different to photographing people. (Except the glacier shot below, that was 2sec of vantage point, the quickest setup-and-compose you’ve ever seen, and shot from a tiny/wobbly seaplane at 200 feet in Alaska. Not much zen right then!)
Enjoy a change of pace.