How to Handle Boring Light in Landscape Photography


One of the biggest challenges of landscape photography is that unlike most other genres, you do not get control over the light on a scene. And while you can follow the weather forecast and plan in advance, nature does not always cooperate. That does not mean you should just pack in your bag and head home, though. This excellent video tutorial discusses what you can do to still come home with great images when the sky is boring. 

Coming to you from Mike Smith, this great video tutorial discusses how to make compelling landscape images when dealing with boring skies. It might seem like a simple idea, but one of the easiest ways to deal with bad or boring light is to exclude more of the sky. Turning your lens downward and using a longer focal length to isolate interesting elements of the scene can yield better photos, and the flat light can provide can actually work to your advantage by providing pleasing illumination for those objects. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Smith.

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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