LESSONS IN LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
How to Photograph a Great Landscape
Lesson One: Finding the Light
Great landscape photography is all about timing. Finding the best light for your environment means testing out the waters, getting a feel for your surroundings. What is the humidity level, is there haze in the morning? How do things – mountains and monuments – cast their shadows at sunset? When are the crowds thinner or the wildlife thicker?
Finding the best light also means looking with fresh eyes. The environment changes everyday, and so do the eyes of a photographer. Some days feel softer, with mists floating off silver waters. Some days we feel softer, embracing nature with our misty eyes grasping every silken detail.