10 essentials for landscape photography

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1. A love of being outdoors in beautiful places, in all weathers and all seasons.
2. A camera. (To take advantage of No. 1)
3. A lens (To take advantage of No's 1 & 2)
4. A good pair of walking shoes (To take advantage of No's 1, 2 & 3)
5. A decent level of fitness (To take advantage of No's 1, 2, 3, & 4)
6. A map (To get to places and get back, while taking advantage of No's 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5)
7. A sense of purpose and a point of view (To avoid wasting No's 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6)
8. The ability to go without food, drink and the comforts of life for long periods of time (While waiting for the light to improve when attempting to produce worthwhile results from No's 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7)
9. The desire to drag your weary body around one last corner or up one last slope, even though you are cold, tired and hungry (Because that great shot may be waiting for you there and you can finally get to see the benefits of No's 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8)
10. An open mind (So you don't end up copying everybody else who has gone through No's 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9)