In my opinion, landscape photography is the pursuit of being in the right place at the right time. One of the keys to success for landscape photography is patience.
Having said that, there are some small details which are often forgotten. Let me discuss those small details; you can read them while sipping your coffee:
1. CHOOSE SKY VS. LAND
Pick one. Which one is more preferable for you? The sky or the land? Well, I would just pick both. Why not? Keep in mind that both the land and sky are supporting each other to generate a highly desirable photo.
Don’t be greedy, though. Prioritize the stronger one. For instance, during the golden sunset time, the sky will be more tempting than the land. Yet you have to keep in mind the classic photography textbook guideline, the rule of thirds.
As a rule of thumb, the part you want to emphasize should be put two thirds of the way into the frame. But don’t solely rely on the rule. Art is all about your personal preference. What I would suggest is to become familiar with the rule of thirds, and then break it.