Tips for shooting landscapes..

Steve McCarthy Photography

1. Get up early!

I’m not very good at this one but it definitely does pay to get that early morning light when the sun is low in the sky and the shadows are long. Evenings are also good when the sun is going down but dawn light can be unexpected and often spectacular.

2. Look behind you!

It’s easy to see what’s in front of you but it’s also easy to miss that spectacular shot that’s going on behind you as the light hits the trees. Be aware of your surroundings and try not to miss it.

3. Plan ahead.

Software is available that will help you plan your shoot. The Photographers Ephemeris can show you any location in the world and where the sun will be in relation at any given time.

The Sundroid app is simple and will tell you, for any given location, what time sunset…

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