We often talk about finding dramatic light in landscape photography that showers the scene in contrast and creates an interplay of light and shadows that generates visual interest. But flat light can be just as effective in its own way, and this great video explores both how and why that's the case.
Coming to you from Adam Gibbs, this excellent video explores the idea of using flat light in landscape photography. I always appreciate Gibbs' work, as it's noticeably different from a lot of the landscape photos I often see. By embracing flat light, Gibbs tends to rely less on playing light and shadows off one another and more on finding interesting interplay between colors, textures, and patterns. This tends to create images that are either abstract or very multidimensional and thus, that force the viewer to stop and carefully examine what's in front of them. It's definitely a different way of approaching the genre and one that's well worth taking the time to learn about, as it'll help you hone your eye and find more suitable subjects.
And if you'd really like to dive into landscape photography, check out our series of landscape photography tutorials with Elia Locardi!