We see these lists, all the time. Most are long, endless lists of boring sameness. Lifeless lists of lemmings; photographers, with a few exceptions, who all look the same. All copying each others work in a repetitive, diminishing circle of indistinguishable and interchangeable styles and ideas. Most lists are worthless.
Surely the purpose of such lists is to showcase artists where each has been carefully chosen to bring something of particular value into the sphere of other Landscape Photographers. An outward looking list. A rich tapestry of creative and functional ideas, styles and techniques; contrasting, challenging, thought provoking and truly useful. A mix of the old and the new, traditional and avant-garde. A diverse list which helps other photographers to grow.
So, I thought I would put together my own list below.
I'd like to share with you one particular perspective on editing your photography which might add to your own thoughts about your workflow. That is this; that the making of considered choices throughout your workflow is all part of the editing process. And, if your choices can be based upon your own set of 'vision and values', then it will help you to build and shape your art, and bring your vision to life in a way that is uniquely your own....
How does a photographer look beyond the camera and learn to how develop creative vision and artist insight. Learning how to be a photographer: "In those early days, what I was producing was a functional record of my day out with a camera. It was as if a photocopier had just copied what was in front of my eyes. I saw something nice, so I would take a picture of it. Simple. The result was nice pretty pictures, well exposed, but there was not a lot more. I felt uncomfortable because I sensed that something was missing...."