[Monster Of The North ... by Iurie Belegurschi] 23 landscape photography tips from a pro via @500px: ON CHOOSING A LOCATION 5. Be prepared and plan ahead for location. Consider the direction or state of the sun and moon. 7. Visit your locations ahead of time, and scout for other vantage points. You may find something that takes a bit more effort and time to reach, and you may not make it if you arrive on the dot.