I just got back from shooting landscapes in Ireland
and highly recommend the opportunity!!! I was able to meet with with Irish landscape photographers Peter Cox and Eoghan Kavanagh in their galleries. They were so patient and helpful, I feel like I needed to 'pay it forward' to other photographers on this forum.
Ireland a place you can shoot for many weeks, however I found the best bets were in the lower 3 peninsulas in the South West part of Ireland: the Dingle, Iveragh, and Beara peninsulas.
I have learned a lot over the past 10 years on what works and what doesn’t when it comes to my personal and professional approach to landscape photography. I wish to share some of the things I’ve learned with my blog readers who have been so loyal to me over the years. It is easy to focus on camera technicals, but more importantly taking ‘good’ landscape images starts with a solid foundation in photographing the unknown.
good landscape photography = (fearless self-reliance + being prepared + enjoying the unknown) x 2 + mastery of gear
“Fearless self-reliance” takes courage, planning, and a bit of gusto to sacrifice money and time to make something new. Being prepared is all about having the right tools when you need them. Enjoying the unknown comes with being able to jump into any situation — call it triage photography — and create something with your style. And mastery of gear takes years, not months.
This is the first in a video blog series on helping other landscape photographers. I share my 10 Tips for shooting in Ireland along with a short video here