7 Tips for Better Landscape Photos in Bad Weather

When you think of great landscape photos, you likely think of scenes with beautiful sunsets and gracefully floating clouds, and while those can certainly be fantastic, you might be surprised by the wonderful images you can get when you embrace bad weather. This fantastic video tutorial will show you seven tips for taking better landscape photos in bad weather. 

Coming to you from Julian Elliott Photography, this great video tutorial will show you seven tips for better landscape photos in bad weather. It can very tempting to pack up your bag and head indoors when the sky goes gray and the rain starts to fall, but personally, I actually prefer to shoot in bad weather. We are quite used to seeing photos with dramatic sunsets and the like, and as such, images with bad weather can instantly stand out simply because they offer such a different look. Of course, just make sure that you take the proper steps to protect your gear before you head out into inclement conditions. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Elliott. 

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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Tom Reichner's picture

Actually, people do NOT think of good weather when they think of great landscape photography.
When landscape photographers think of great photography, they think of bad weather. They hate so-called "good" weather, because it is darn near impossible to get quality landscape photos on clear, sunny days.

We don't need a video showing us how to get good landscape photos during bad weather, because that is easy. What we could really use is a video showing us how we could actually create beautiful, dramatic landscape images on clear sunny days - that would actually help us learn something that we don't already know how to do.

Never Mind's picture

I have missed him doing a hands-on tutorial:

- How to switch lenses under rain and wind, avoiding water and dust entering your camera or lens
- How to put stuff out and in your bag when the soil is muddy
- How to handhold the umbrella he suggested when handholding the camera on a shot
- How to dry the lens when the usually tiny microfiber cloth is already wet.

I'm pretty sure many landscape photographers suffered those.