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How about Landscape Photographers providing some tips?

 
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Jul 09, 2009 21:32 as a reply to  @ post 6259309 |  #121

#110- Reverse your thinking. Most people look for subject, color, then light. Try looking for that killer light first, then for some color and usually you'll find a subject. Wether it is some grass growing out of a lakebed or foxtails on top of a hill.

#111- Don't just look around when you get to a spot. Put the viewfinder up to your eye first.

This one sounds obvious but some people forget, so I won't number it.

If the sky isn't that great, compose so that little of it isn't showing in the picture.




  
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Jul 09, 2009 22:35 |  #122

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#110- Reverse your thinking. Most people look for subject, color, then light. Try looking for that killer light first, then for some color and usually you'll find a subject. Wether it is some grass growing out of a lakebed or foxtails on top of a hill.

Great tip. I've learned to think in terms of light as my first qualifier for a photo.


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Jul 10, 2009 11:46 |  #123

#112 - If your camera has LiveView, use it! It's especially helpful when it's dark out zooming in to 10x will allow you to easily manual focus. LiveView is also great for working in extreme angles or otherwise hard-to-get spots.

#113 - If your lens has IS and it's mounted to a tripod - turn off the IS. (sort of a duh, but thought I'd mention it.)




  
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Jul 10, 2009 15:06 as a reply to  @ Todd Lambert's post |  #124

#114

Embrace the zone metering method.
I'm sat here bewildered after buying a video tutorial on it, feeling like a primary school kid on my first day, ready to take down every image I ever posted and wanting to go out in the wilderness for 40 days and 40 nights until I've mastered it.

The 50% Photoshop time it will save me, I'm going to use drinking fine brandy.

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Study fine brandies...you won't be able to get up for sunrises but you will become a much deeper thinker and thinking is a valuable tool in a landscapers arsenal.


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Aug 26, 2009 07:38 |  #125

#116 Always check that your batteries are fully charged before you leave home.


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Apr 10, 2010 10:14 |  #126

#117 - Shoot RAW files. With the advances in software there is really no excuse not to do so. Apologies if I missed it, and I know it is probably obvious to most, but maybe not everybody.

Les, your gallery is awesome.


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Apr 10, 2010 20:18 |  #127

welcome to potn, swhiggins.
#118 review #17. landscapes are pictures of objects that change very little from day to day except for seasonal foliage, snow cover etc. Most all of the shots of famous landscapes like half dome or Mather point or the Grand Tetons will look very similar EXCEPT that every one of them was shot in different light conditions and the really striking shots are always the ones with the amazing light. I am trying to put together some knowledge about my local favorite spots and how the light is affected by incoming storms, high pressure clear and cold sunrises, etc. It's a tough learn, and I am beginning to realise that I would rather be lucky than good at predicting light conditions.


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Apr 17, 2010 20:21 |  #128
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Move around, shoot a few frames of one scene but then move on and get a different perspective from anoher, just because it's digital doesn't mean you have to lean on the shutter and get 100 frames of the same 5 minutes.


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Dec 24, 2010 01:47 |  #129

#119 - Try to shoot HDR, to maintain the detail in bright or dark areas, when you shoot HDR, you should do it fast because clouds can move.


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Jul 01, 2014 11:34 as a reply to  @ post 1809701 |  #130

great advise …thanks so much




  
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Jul 01, 2014 11:35 as a reply to  @ darkcbr1000rr's post |  #131

makes good sense … thanks




  
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Jul 02, 2014 05:38 |  #132

Hi all,

I'm the OP and cant' believe it was 8 years ago that I made this post.

This whole forum has been the greatest inspiration for me and I have learned so much and tried to share back where I can. Time to post back into this thread again.

Tip #120: Use Live View mode with grid lines to assist with composition when feasible to assist with compositions. Will not always be necessary, but helps a lot, if not only to assist with getting the horizon straight.

Tio #121: Use Live View mode in conjunction with your real time histogram to facilitate accurate exposures.


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Nov 27, 2016 16:14 as a reply to  @ post 1807543 |  #133

Just some fantastic tips.
I love being outdoors shooting pictures, I will always get off the trail when I can.
Just slow down and take a good look around you, all kinds of things to photograph.




  
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Nov 27, 2016 18:06 |  #134

#122 Bring an emergency poncho in your camera bag, in case it rains
#123 Bring some toilet paper


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