Clouds Are the Glue in Landscape Photography

Posted on the 24 July 2013 by Holly Higbee-Jansen @hhjphoto

We frequent the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains to hold our photography workshops. It tends to be quite clear and blue in the winter (if there's not a snowstorm). In the summer, there are monsoons and frequent thunder storms which give it this drama and interest. If you are patient, you will be rewarded. We have sat in places for hours waiting for the light and clouds to be in the right place. Basically what I'm saying is, if you are serious about photography, you will not get the shot from your car window. Just don't do it!!! Get out there and experience the moment, you won't be sorry.

One thing for sure, it will never look the same. We come back to the same places year after year and we are constantly amazed at the "range of light" of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Holly Higbee-Jansen has been exploring her fascination with light through photography since she was a young child. Holly teaches digital photography, is a personal guide for Jansen Photo Expeditions, and runs a successful glamour photography business, Natural Light Photography.

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