When it comes to landscape photography, any photographer specializing in the genre can tell you just how difficult it is to make any sort of income. Stock photography – once a mainstay source of income for landscape photographers – has almost come to an abrupt stop, given the sheer number of photographs being submitted throughout the years.
Speaking of numbers, given the large number of smartphones sold each year, paired with the ease of printing at-home or through online sources, it’s no wonder print sales have suffered so drastically. The quality of smartphone cameras has allowed everyday individuals to print their vacation snapshots at sizes larger than ever before, decorating their homes without spending a whole lot of money. While this is great for them, it makes monetizing landscape photography extremely difficult.
With all this in mind, many photographers who find meaning and overall enjoyment through the pursuit of