When I started shooting, I would usually venture randomly to some place, and then I'd make the best out of the available conditions. Some days I's be lucky, on others I'd come home with ZERO decent photos. On the latter, coming home was often accompanied with frustration and a sense of unfulfillment, that sometimes led me to wonder "what am I doing wrong?".
Well, the truth is that I didn't use to take into account that there's a very important factor in achieving good nature photographs: KNOW the places where you will photograph!
If one one side it is true that photos like , and , shot in places where I had never been before, were a result of not only technique but also sheer luck, this doesn't always happen...
Since making a good nature/landscape photo implies that you must be able to find a group of special elements under a special light, it is of uttermost importance that you