Coming unprepared to one of the most epic landscape photography locations in Europe is not a good idea. It will make you rely on a combination of gut feeling and luck.
Luck is of course a huge factor in landscape photography and some of my best photos has been pure luck because of unpredictable weather and light. However, I do try to minimize the element of luck as much as possible.
In the above video, I go to one of the most famous and characteristic landscape photography locations in all of Europe. Tre Cime di Lavaredo are three gorgeous mountain peaks in the Italian Dolomites. Before my tour, which were planned and pre-booked by my friend and travel companion Kai Hornung, I had not really seen that many photos from Tre Cime. I had been busy planning my other tour through Britain and did not spend much time planning this part of the tour. Without any research of the area or pre-visualizing any photos, I did not know what to aim for and wandered around listening to my gut feeling. With our time limited to one afternoon and one morning, coming unprepared turned out to be a big mistake.
Looking back at the experience, I would have made some very different choices. Check out the video above and let me hear if you have ever come unprepared to a landscape photography location. What did you make of it?