Are You Improvising in Your Landscape Photography?

When you are a landscape photographer, planning ahead is one of the most crucial things you can do to ensure good chances of success, but it is not the only way to work. Sometimes, finding a new location and exploring it without a preconceived plan can be a wonderful way to make images. This fantastic video follows an experienced landscape photographer as he does just that and shares some insights. 

Coming to you from Nigel Danson, this awesome video follows him as he shoots a new location without a plan for doing so. No doubt, understanding a location, how light falls across it, and what you can expect from the weather when you get there is fundamental to finding success as a landscape photographer, but that does not mean you can never just grab a camera and head out. In fact, that can be a great way to break free from a creative rut, particularly if you find yourself making the same photos over and over. Take an afternoon and try it yourself sometime. 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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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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