When I began taking landscape photos, just over 20-years ago, I hardly ever bumped into another photographer. You might see the odd snapper, but it was rare. Fast-forward to 2017 and the world’s most iconic locations are now crowded with keen, hungry photographers. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s great that photography is so popular today, and digital cameras have made our hobby more accessible and enjoyable to the masses, but there is a snag.
An side effect of this popularity is that landscape photography is in danger of becoming a competitive sport. At ‘honey pot’ locations there is a rush to get on location, identify hotspots and set-up before anyone else. Having done this you then need to guard your position carefully and hold your ground. Exploring other viewpoints risks losing your spot to the next photographer in the queue.
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