Don’t be lazy when doing landscape photography: A lesson from Mads Peter Iversen


posted Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 7:30 PM EDT


Even photographers as accomplished and experienced as Mads Peter Iversen can make mistakes out in the field. He has been trying to capture a specific shot at the Eldborg volcanic crater in Iceland for about a year. In his latest video, we join Iversen in Iceland as he visits the crater and is treated to excellent conditions. Unfortunately, he didn't get the shot he desired. We have all been there, but let's see what happened to Mads.

As the sun began to set, Iversen was not feeling optimistic about the impending light at dusk, so he opted to be "lazy" and not get into an ideal position. Then the sky lit up in a brilliant display of color. Iversen had done all of the scouting and preparation work well and he was in the right place at the right time, but was unfortunately still not able to get the shot. Ultimately, Iversen did capture some nice shots, they just weren't the shots he wished he'd been able to capture. It's a very relatable and incredibly frustrating situation for most landscape photographers.

(Via Mads Peter Iversen