It is always fun to just grab your camera and head out for a walk, but landscape photography is a genre that really benefits from careful knowledge and planning if you want to get the best photos possible. There is a lot you can do to ensure better images before you ever leave your house, and this excellent video tutorial will show you what you need to know.
Coming to you from Nigel Danson, this awesome video tutorial will show you how to truly prepare for a landscape shoot. One thing that is crucially important for becoming a competent landscape photographer is having a basic working knowledge of the weather. This does not mean you need to spend months studying meteorology books, but knowing how to interpret charts and more advanced forecasts can do a ton to help you decide when to go out and how to plan your shots, particularly since we are at the mercy of the elements, and they determine both the light and often, a huge part of the content of the frame. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Danson.
And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi."