Making the Best of Bad Conditions in Landscape Photography

Perhaps one of the most frustrating parts of landscape photography is that you do not have any control over the conditions, and if nature does not feel like cooperating that day, you can end up with a real struggle on your hands. That does not mean you should just give up and pack it in, though. This great video follows an experienced landscape photographer as he deals with such a day and perseveres in order to still come home with worthwhile images. 

Coming to you from Christian Irmler - Landscape Photographer, this interesting video follows him as he creates landscape images in the mediocre conditions. I truly believe that compelling photos can be made no matter the conditions, but where photographers often go wrong is having an idea of the shot they want in their heads and trying to force it to work when the environment just isn't conducive to it. You will be much more satisfied if you embrace the conditions you are given and work to create photos that the light and weather work well for. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Irmler. 

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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Try the next dawn dusk then try again..your photo trip for 6 days can turn out to be a complete failure...