The Importance of Light in Landscape Photography

In landscape photography, just like any other, light can make or break a photo, and as such, one of the most important things a new photographer should do is learn how to read light. This awesome video tutorial features an experienced professional discussing how to read light and how urban environments can help you become a better landscape photographer. 

Coming to you from Photo Tom, this excellent video tutorial will show you how to read different types of light in landscape photography and how urban environments can help you improve. The advantage of working in an urban environment is that the density and variety of different elements allow you to efficiently practice working with a huge amount of lighting styles and scenarios. On the other hand, when you are working out in a more isolated environment, it can be miles between scenes with substantially different light, making it difficult to practice working with different scenarios. The lessons you learn working in a city can pay major dividends the next time you head out into nature. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out our latest tutorial, "Photographing the World: Japan 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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