No doubt, most of us love the soft, warm light afforded by the golden hour, but simply put, a lot of the time, you will head outside with your camera and be greeted with harsh, unforgiving light. That does not mean you should simply pack your camera in and head back inside; in fact, you can make images that are just as great in harsh light, and this awesome video tutorial discusses what to do when you encounter that light.
Coming to you from Adam Gibbs, this great video tutorial discusses how to handle harsh light in landscape photography. Although a lot of us do not particularly care for such light, I do not think it is any less useful than soft light. In fact, I truly believe that one can make great images in any kind of light, but that we often get hung up on trying to make certain photos that the light at hand is not conducive to. If we learn to embrace the available light at a given time and location and make photos that make sense in that kind of light, we can always come home with something worthwhile. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Gibbs.
And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi."