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A Common Mistake Many Landscape Photographers Make

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In landscape photography, we do not get control over the light or the conditions in which we are photographing, and as such, it is very much a genre of planning and patience. This can often lead to a mistake that makes us miss images, and this excellent video discusses how we fall into that trap and the consequences it can have.

Coming to you from Nigel Danson, this great video discusses the importance of patience in landscape photography, as Danson details how he lost out on a range of shots by chasing the weather instead of letting it come to him. Chasing the weather can certainly be tempting, but conditions evolve and change quickly, and it is really difficult to anticipate it, get into position, set up your equipment, and dial in a composition and settings in time. Rather, it is better to plan ahead of time and choose a location where you think conditions will be ideal, then work with whatever light and weather you are given when you get there, even if they are not what you had hoped for. Good photos can be made in any light and any weather, so long as you are willing to work with them and not against them. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Danson. 

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out “Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi.” 

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