Opinion: Planning is the key to consistently great landscape photographs

Capture the best landscape lighting
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If you read N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine you’ll know that we run a monthly ten-page feature called The Apprentice, which documents a reader experiencing a one-to-one workshop with a Nikon professional photographer. In a recent Apprentice article (N-Photo 125), landscape professional Edyta Rice coached a reader during a dusk and dawn landscape shoot in the Brecon Beacons. 

Condensing a two-day shoot into a ten-page magazine article is a challenging task, and plenty of information had to be left on the cutting-room floor. While the article touches upon Edyta’s planning process, it doesn’t quite hammer home just how rigorous it really is – and I think it’s something we can learn from.

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Mike Harris
Technique Editor

Mike is Deputy Editor for N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine, and brings with him over 10 years experience writing both freelance and for some of the biggest specialist publications. Prior to joining N-Photo Mike was the production editor for the content marketing team of Wex Photo Video, the UK’s largest online specialist photographic retailer, where he sharpened his skills in both the stills and videography spheres.  

While he’s an avid motorsport photographer, his skills extend to every genre of photography – making him one of Digital Camera World’s top tutors for techniques on cameras, lenses, tripods, filters and other imaging equipment, as well as sharing his expertise on shooting everything from portraits and landscapes to abstracts and architecture to wildlife and, yes, fast things going around race tracks.