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Location Planning

A successful landscape photography shoot requires planning, preparation and meticulous technique. It also requires the photographer to achieve the right frame of mind. Mike Bell shares his knowledge on location planning

A potentially useful part of learning your trade as a landscape photographer is to tackle some scenic locations known and frequented by other photographers. Understandably, you want your own images of these places. No harm in that, though in time you should try and find your own personal icons. Meanwhile, perhaps you want to judge your progress by comparing your efforts with the past successes of others, or perhaps to try and interpret the scene in your own style and on your own terms. The challenge is immense but that is part of the appeal of our unique blend of art and craft. A successful landscape photography shoot requires planning, preparation and meticulous technique. It also requires …

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Mike Bell

Mike is a landscape photographer based in Perthshire, Scotland where his photographs have been used by Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust, Visit Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland and local tourist associations.

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