In this Outdoor Photographer exclusive video sponsored by our friends at Tamron (watch below), contributing technical editor David Schloss and DL Byron head to California’s Joshua Tree National Park for several days of landscape shooting.

Joshua Tree is a remarkable place, with the park crossing over the junction of two distinct desert ecologies, the Mojave and Sonoran. Armed with Tamron’s 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD, the duo captured sunsets, sunrises and some incredibly curious wildlife.

In this first video of the two-part series, Schloss covers the importance of scouting a location, how to frame and capture some challenging situations, and — perhaps most important for landscape and wildlife photographers — talks about how flexibility and an eye for alternate subjects can save a shoot.

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