Most landscape photographers pray for interesting weather. It can turn a standard landscape into a spectacular image. It would appear that our BBC weather forecasters agree. News of Hurricane Isaac in the US is given before we learn that in the UK it will rain tomorrow. Here is point number one. Great landscapes usually have dramatic weather. So when you see it thunder don’t run inside get out there with your camera. Mhairi caught this dark rain cloud almost turning into a funnel.
There are basically two types of frame the camera can take: portrait and landscape. You might ask when is one preferred to the other. A simple answer I learned from Scott Borne ‘s photofocus blog, and here is point number two, is that the best time to take a portrait or a landscape is immediately after you have taken one or the other. In digital photography it is relatively cheap to quickly turn the camera 90 degrees and take the other. It depends what you may want to use it for. Having both may give you or a page designer options. Here is the same scene with the camera in portrait.