How to make the most of a weekend landscape shoot ...

PHIL HALL, AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER:

"I don’t know about you, but I find photography incredibly frustrating at times. Although when I say that, I’m not really talking about it in the sense of taking pictures. There’s no doubt it can be challenging when out in the field and things aren’t going quite as you’d hoped – whether those things are in or out of your control.

"No, what I’m talking about is the frustration that manifests when you haven’t been out taking photos for a while. You can read about photography, look at other’s images for inspiration or drool over expensive kit, but there’s no substitute for getting out there yourself.

"Many of us would love to dedicate huge swathes of time to our photography, but often work and family life make this an impractical aspiration, so it’s crucial to make the most of any time you do get to go out. While you can grab the odd hour to two before or after work during the week if you’re lucky, it’s the weekend that presents the widest window to get out with your camera.

"With some careful planning (and possibly negotiating some time off from other commitments), you’ll be surprised by the number of images you can capture in a weekend, while still having time to edit and share them before you’re back at work on Monday, frustration having subsided – for now, at least.

"With this in mind, let’s look at how you can maximise your time so you can plan, shoot, edit and share your images in a weekend."

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