Go the extra mile
Wait longer, walk further, research harder… and learn how to take your landscape photos to the next level
The UK’s top pro landscape photographers share how to capture gorgeous scenes
Rewarding landscape photography isn’t always a case of rocking up with a tripod at a location and waiting for the golden hour. Sometimes you have to work a bit harder. Of course, luck does play its part, whether it’s a finger of light highlighting a hill or a shapely cloud drifting into just the right spot. But although it’s perfectly possible to get lucky, and be in the right place at the right time, the best landscape images are more likely to come from having the nous to put yourself in the right place at the right time to get lucky – as well as learning from the occasional failed attempt at doing so.
Landscape photography can be fraught with frustration; after all, you don’t have any control over the weather. But the three ‘P’s – planning, persistence and patience – will improve your chances of coming home with a winner. Over the next 10 pages, we speak with the UK’s top landscape pros to learn just what it takes to get the shots everyone wants to take. Maybe it’s an image they’ve always had in their mind’s eye, but it’s taken years for the conditions to come together to make it a reality. Perhaps it’s a shot that they’ve spent days and weeks working on. Whatever the factors involved, they all went the extra mile to get the shot they were after...