34 Replies to “The UGLY side of Landscape Photography”

  1. Is that an ear ring or a anchor point for a camera safety strap? Great video , interesting stuff and very enjoyable, I still can't believe your human hahaha

  2. My worst mistake was running to the botanical gardens with the wife after doing some morning editing. We got there and I got out the camera and …. you guessed it, No card! I had left it in the card reader and to top it off the card case with my extras was sitting next to my keyboard. Got lots of phone shots that day while carrying a backpack full of gear.

  3. I wanted tot photograph a building that was in my mind for 25 years. One day I decided to book a flight, rent a car, stay there for two days and fly back, in February. I arrived in a snowstorm and had to drive 8 hours in this blizzard while trucks collapsed on their side in front of me. When I finally got to my accommodation and dropped my bags on the floor I realized I was missing something. I had left my tripod in the overhead cabin in the plain. Right there and then I knew what self hate is 😀 My blood stopped circulating for a moment there. I managed to find a way to fix this but djeezz.., the energie, hahaha.

  4. Thank you for your transparency. It gives me hope when I screw up, and think to myself "who does this?!"

  5. So important to cover the ugly side of any photography. Those days where nothing seems to work out.

  6. I always get annoyed when people don't bring spare warm clothes. Like being a pair of gloves mate 😂

  7. I love your honesty, warmth, determination, passion, sharing and visual skills. You make presenting look easy. Lovely craft skills too. Super channel 🙂

  8. Yep I know that feeling, 2 hour drive to get the dawn light. Tripod out, get my camera bag out of my back pack, open camera bag get the two lenses i'm going to use ………………………..wheres my camera………….my camera bag not being big but with two lenses felt about right as I put it into my pack………frantically looking for the camera as the light started to spill over the horizon, I sat in my car holding the two lenses and the picture to never be. The camera was right where I left it next to my computer getting a software update. I don't pretend to be a Pro but we all know that pain.
    Thanks Thomas.

  9. The difference between you and me is; you have 99 good days and one bad one. I on the other hand have 99 bad ones and one good one, lol.

  10. Love the video, as others say it’s reassuring to see that others suffer as well with the same challenges and issues. It helps make your videos feel real and something I can relate to more than other photographers. I also love the music you use, really matches the meaning/scenes.

  11. Great video, really enjoyed it. Loved the images produced in particular the wide shot. Keep up the great content.

  12. You can also get a few more shots out of a 'dead' battery by licking (NOT KIDDING) the contacts points.

  13. Hi Thomas, I arrived here at the recommendation of a friend, enjoyed this video, and will be hanging around – have subscribed 🙂

  14. your dedication to your art is AMAZING, and your images speak for it. so much depth. one shot tells so many stories.

  15. Had set up the 8 X 10", leaded with a sheet of color transparency film, then it was waiting till the rain abided. The light breached the clouds and struck the raindrops, the shutter deftly sounded <schilck> , what a wonderful day.

  16. Sorry Thomas, but that is the reality of live. "God's Kingdom suffers violence and the violent take it by force." Don't give up bro.!

  17. To me, those moments, shown in your video, are clearly not the ugly side of landscape photography. That's actually my favorites moments, no matter the weather. Ok, back in the days, rain was always winning, at some point. So does the cold. But now, cameras are water resistants, and there are many cheap options for the photographer to stay dry and warm. Anyway, great video, really like the violin music.

  18. Scares the crap out of me to see you driving on the wrong side of the road. Be safe out there. Love your commentaries and enthusiasm for photography.

  19. Fellow photog here … I noticed you walked past the fallen tree at 0:38 … to me … in that wet light natural colorful setting … would have been great to find amazing compositions and closer details on that tree (and possibly with the trees behind it as a backdrop) … such amazing drama can be discovered from scenes like that. Closeups, twisted shapes, warm colors from wet wood, etc … I would have spent 30 min right there … and no need for a cloud break. 🙂

    I like your channel 🙂

  20. I really enjoyed this Video. Its the reality of what we go through. People just see the images but don't understand the effort behind them. Man! I've had some bad days. Forgot all of my memory cards one day. Thought i'd slipped them in the bag but left them on my desk. Another time forgot to charge my second battery. Forgot filters. Forgot to pack a specific lens! I have even had bad days when it all seemed good. Just by being disappointed with the images. Some i was excited about just didn't quite look like i though they would. I swear in the dark near beach head. Waiting for the sunrise. A storm came out of nowhere and the winds were so bad for about 20 minutes, i thought i was going to get blown off the cliff!

  21. Someone else certainly likes Tom's composition at 11:08 of this video. Check out 17:08 of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDA8kHPgWhk.

  22. I just came across this video. Wow! This is one of the best videos I have seen on youtube. Thanks for putting this together and posting it.

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