Landscape Photography Roundtable [IP109]

In IP Roundtable Podcast by Darin Mellor

Jim hosts an informative & fun roundtable discussion about planning for a Landscape Photography Shoot with FOUR other photographers.  Joining Jim in this episode are Darin Mellor, Jeff Harmon, Brian McGuckin, & Scott Davenport.

What's in this episode:

  • Big news from Improve Photography!
  • Five perspectives from a panel of photographers featured in this episode.
  • Why shooting & composing might not be as important as planning for your next Landscape Photography Shoot.
  • The importance of knowing your location & where to find things you are interested in shooting.
  • Using technology like 500px Maps to find interesting & unique places that could be closer than you think!
  • How studying different weather conditions can impact the image; BUT it could impact your life or ability to shoot another day!
  • Making the most of the shots with the gear on hand & not fretting leaving something behind.
  • Insight into photographers tending to overpack.
  • Knowing the when & where of sun/moonrises & sun/moonsets; tips on being prepared to shoot with optimal light.
  • Keeping your family & friends at ease telling them where you are going & when you plan to return.
  • Safety steps, (or missteps for Darin), when shooting Landscape Photography.
  • Weather, tide, & more can change in seconds.  – Do not get stuck on the tide or be swept away!
  • Location, location, location! – The location or the weather can allow you to shoot less or more.
  • Traveling in pairs or using a guide might be the best way to shoot another day!
  • Some basic settings or go-to advice when going out for a Landscape Shoot!

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About the Author

Darin Mellor

Darin Mellor is an independent contractor for Improve Photography, cohost of the popular Improve Photography Podcast, world traveler, and aspiring to be as big of a photography geek as Jim Harmer.