I’m sure you’ve heard this before several times…
Landscape photography is all about the light. And when is that light the best? In my opinion, I love the light 1/2 hour before and after sunrise, and 1/2 before and after sunset. (These times may vary depending on where you are, but this is my rule of thumb.) Do you ever think how this light is going affect your post processing?
If you are on a dedicated photography tour (on your own or with a photography workshops), this can mean a lot of early mornings, and late evenings. When you first hear that alarm at 4:30am, it can be hard, but once you are out and getting ready to experience the beauty of the sunrise, it’s all be worth it.
Plus, if you have traveled a long distance and spent a lot of money to photograph an amazing place, why would you be sleeping when the light is perfect? That amazing light may only last a short time, but you might capture something unique that will last forever in your photography portfolio and your mind’s eye.