With so much space to roam and so many places yet to capture, the great outdoors quite possibly the most interested yet hardest place to photograph. With so many variables and nature ever-changing, it keeps it fascinating yet challenging simultaneously. I've spent the last 5 years photographing some very isolated locations and I've put together 4 helpful tips to consider when planning your next Great Outdoor Photography session.
Wild Camping & Magic Hour
Your home in the outdoors, wild camping can provide perspectives on landscapes that you just can't get any other way. Being able to wake up in isolated location and being able to witness the golden hours of sunrise and sunset, you may be able to come away with images not possible any other way.
Most great landscape shots have layers which can be hard to find and achieve, which ultimately makes these images even more great. The more layers you can find in a shot will no doubt make it more captivating. Filling up otherwise empty spaces with details will fill out the image and therefore ensure a more eye-catching image for the observer.
There is never too much planning, for the more variables you can take out, the more confident and equipped going into the trip you're making. Changing weather can ultimately ruin your plans and while in some places, particularly high-elevated locations which can ultimately be unpredictable, It's better to have some idea than none at all. For example, you want to go and shoot the Milky Way In a location that's away from towns and any light-pollution, however the forecast shows that during the evening, cloud is set to roll in or it's the wrong moon phase to be shooting starry skies. I personally like to plan as much as I can, for I have experienced these mistakes like many others.
Do I really need it?