Why You Should Embrace Bad Weather in Landscape Photography

When you think of stunning landscape photography, you probably imagine vast expanses with golden rays of light cascading across them. However, cloudy, foggy, or rainy days can yield equally stunning photos if you know how to work with them to maximize your results. This excellent video tutorial will show you how to embrace those gray days and come away with compelling photos. 

Coming to you from Andy Mumford, this great video tutorial will show you how to work with bad light or weather in landscape photography to create worthwhile photos. No doubt, it is not as much fun to head out in rain or on a cloudy day, but just doing so gives you a leg up, because fewer photographers tend to work in such conditions, and as such, your work is more likely to stand out. Such days can create dramatic contrasts as patches of light briefly poke through, and you can use those to your advantage. Furthermore, on such days, the conditions and the overall look of the scene often change more rapidly, allowing you to capture more images in the same amount of time. So, the next time the weather looks cloudy, consider heading out (just stay safe if there are storms in the forecast). Check out the video above for the full rundown from Mumford. 

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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