I’m a fair weather plein air painter. I know that is blasphemy for me to say that as an artist, but it’s true.
I was plein air painting in Chincoteague, VA, a few years back. En plein air is French for in the outdoors. The Impressionists painted outdoors, capturing their “impressions” of a particular location and its light.
You can always take a photograph of a scene. This is great and I often do, but it is just an inspiration for your art to come. Plus, it has none of your personality.