Are You Willing to Be Uncomfortable for Better Landscape Photos?

No one likes being cold and wet, but being out in the elements is part of the package when it comes to landscape photography, and sometimes, the weather is just not that great. So, should you pack it in and head home when the rain starts to fall and the wind starts to blow? Absolutely not! This excellent video discusses why being willing to stick it out can pay off with great images. 

Coming to you from Brendan van Son, this awesome video discusses why it is worth braving the elements for landscape images. Inclement weather can be frustrating to work in, but it can also yield unique and compelling images. We are so used to seeing golden hour landscape photos with partly cloudy skies and golden sun that it can be a little difficult to distinguish your images, particularly in such a popular and crowded genre. Being willing to capture moody, stormy images can help you stand out simply by virtue of having rarer subject matter. Check out the video above for the full rundown.

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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Deleted Account's picture

I thought it was a prerequisite.

I do the whole snow camping thing; that can be terribly uncomfortable.

Tarek El Wazzi's picture

If its worth the shot, then yes, i am willing to be very uncomfortable. Safety should be important as well. Uncomfortable can mean risky sometimes, and too much risk is not always worth a picture. The whole outing for a landscape photo is a beautiful experience regardless how it goes.