Weather is Everything

Good weather is a nuisance for landscape photographers, there is nothing worse than sunny skies for most landscape scenes. You may ask, have we lost our marbles? Ian Plant explains

Often I am asked, what is the most important aspect of landscape photography? What, more than anything, makes or breaks a photograph? What separates the proverbial wheat from the chaff? Although many aspects of the photographic process are important when trying to take great landscapes photographs, my answer to these questions is usually quite simple and direct: weather.

Actually, to be more precise, bad weather is critical to making great landscape photographs. Good weather, although a favourite of sunbathers and casual tourists, is the bane of landscape photographers. There is nothing worse than...

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Ian Plant is a full time professional nature photographer, writer, and adventurer. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, books and calendars, and he is a frequent contributor to Popular Photography and Outdoor Photographer magazines, among others.

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