Landscape photography often aims to capture grand scenes full of drama and beauty, but what if you don’t have a convenient mountain just outside your back door? This great video follows a photographer as he shoots storms near his home and deals with the challenge of a flat and generally featureless landscape.
Coming to you from Nick Page, this awesome video follows him as he shoots storms near his home as they move over some rather plain wheat fields. It’s an interesting challenge, as the wheat leaves him struggling to create compelling foregrounds, but in the end, he’s quite successful in creating some fascinating images. I also think Page makes a great point about shooting near home, namely that you should keep a close eye on the weather when you’re at home, as it’s the only place where you’ll likely be able to make snap decisions about shooting when interesting storms or the like pass through and still have time to grab your equipment and get out to capture it. Even if you live in a place that isn’t particularly visually interesting, you can almost always find compelling compositions, and knowing where they are ahead of time and practicing with them can make the difference when the good weather comes along. Check out the video above for Page’s full thoughts.
And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi."