Dimitri Vasileiou • Avoiding Frustration

Frustration leads to panic and panic can lead to failure. Relax, slow down, enjoy the location and allow plenty of time. As Dimitri Vasileiou explains, if you have enough time to go through the usual procedures, then landscape photography can be pure joy

We all know that frustration can be the root of much evil and, if possible, it should be avoided at any cost. Easier said than done – I hear you saying – and how are you supposed to do so?

As usual, let me start from the very beginning. Having worked as a pro landscape photographer for a good number of years now, I hardly remember the last time I felt frustrated while making images on location. I am not talking about a small and insignificant amount of frustration because the light is not as perfect as you expected it to be, I am talking about full on frustration that cripples your enthusiasm and puts you off landscape photography altogether. I do come across people who feel frustrated but a recent incident is my reason for writing this essay.

I believe that the main reason for being frustrated is lack of knowledge. However, in case I am being misunderstood I need to fully explain myself. When I am on location looking for a good composition I don’t even think about my gear. All I do is ...

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Dimitri Vasileiou is a highly acclaimed landscape photographer, writer and photographic workshop leader. A professional photographer for several years, he was born in Greece and currently resides in Scotland.

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