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Landscape Tutorial Inspires You to Get Out of that Creative Rut



Photographer Sean Tucker is not a landscape shooter. But he recently took a break from his usual work in the studio to escape ‘autopilot’ and drag himself out of the creative rut he’d been stuck in lately by experimenting with some landscape photography in Snowdonia in Wales.

His thinking, he explained to us over email, was that giving himself a new challenge would hopefully recharge his passion for photography again by shooting in a genre he’s not as familiar with.

The resulting video is a lot more than a landscape photography tutorial, although it is that as well. Throughout the video Tucker shares his shooting style, the philosophy behind each shot, apps he’s found helpful, and more. But he also shares his struggle to say inspired, his need to set his ego aside, and the reasons why this trip helped him to do all of that and more.

Check it out for yourself below:

Sean captured some beautiful images while out soul searching in Snowdonia, and he was kind enough to share some of them with us here at PetaPixel.

Check out his favorite keepers from the trip below:

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This trip was, in the end, Tucker’s way of ‘learning to risk again.’ As he describes it on his blog:

There was no guarantee the trip wouldn’t be a waste as I’m not a professional landscape photographer by any means, but I think the best creativity will always come out when you are taking risks.

What risks do you need to take to reinvigorate your passion for photography?

Image credits: Photographs by Sean Tucker and used with permission.