Landscape Photography with Thomas Heaton in The Lake District
This is day 2 of my collaboration with Thomas Heaton in The Lake District. We head out camping, and do some landscape photography.
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Now, on today’s landscape photography vlog, I woke up to a bit of a treat. Literally, I was sitting in my tent waiting for my alarm to ding for sunrise when I heard Thomas Heaton vlogging and mention that it was “absolutely stunning” outside. It was maybe the best thing to wake up to. Not only because it meant another vlog and day with Thomas Heaton, but it meant that the weather that hadn’t been good at all recently had lifted. Even better, I found that there was a blanket of perfect fog hanging in the valley: perfect for landscape photography.
Both Thomas and I were ecstatic with the conditions. Not only was there fog, but there were some higher altitude clouds popping with colour as well.
With the weather the way it was, I thought that it was a pretty good time to do a landscape photography tutorial as well. I showed the way I was shooting long exposures. Most of the landscape photos I took this morning in the lake district were shot at least at a second, some as much as 2 seconds.
Landscape photography is a funny thing, though. One minute it was epic, and the next minute the light kind of faded and heavy winds picked up. So, we packed up our tent and headed out to a different location in the Lake District.
Thomas Heaton knows this area like the back of his hand, so it was so good to have a professional photographer taking me to some cool spots.
We checked out a quarry and these caves, and eventually hiked up to this area just beautifully covered in purple heather that was nicely contrasted by the green grasses. Again, a perfect location for photography of any kind.
The light wasn’t amazing. But, after we got our tents set up, we got the cameras out and did some shooting there as well.
Landscape photography doesn’t always need epic light, though. And, even with the light we got, it was an impressive evening and I’m really happy with the photos I got of The Lake District again today.
Tomorrow is my last vlog with Thomas Heaton here in the Lake District. Here’s hoping for more beautiful light and locations.