Landscape Photography Tips: One Pro’s Workflow from Planning a Trip to the Final Edit (VIDEO)

There’s a lot more to making great landscape photos than being in the right place at the right time and snapping the shutter. In the video below, top pro Matt Granger reveals his complete workflow from planning a trip and gear selection to location scouting, capturing an image, and making the final edit.

Based in Sydney, Australia, Granger is a passionate portrait, travel and nature photographer as well as a popular educator who travels the world to pursue and share his love of photography. Regardless of your level of expertise and the gear you use, this tutorial is bound to improve your landscape photography.

Granger begins with a thorough discussion of gear, planning and location scouting, and he stresses the importance of being intimately familiar with your equipent before hitting the road. He also explains the value of speaking with locals upon arriving at your destination to get their take on unique vantage points and the best time to shoot in various spots.

Granger tops off the video with a detailed discussion of shooting techniques for different situations, advice on backing up your work properly to avoid the heartbreak of hard drive failure, and a quick demo on how he edits his images.

You can find a wealth of advice on Granger’s YouTube channel, and be sure to look at our recent post with more landscape photography tips from another top pro