Hello everyone... My family is planning a cross country trip from Alabama to the west coast. We plan to stop at many different sights... Mount Rushmore, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone National, some falls in Oregon, the pacific ocean, and the Redwood National Forest, among others. I plan to do some serious shooting while we are out... much to my family's dismay. HA! But I have to do a gallery in my last semester of school and I want to be able to use some of these shots in my gallery. My questions are...
1.) Are there particular filters that will make all of the colors really pop without giving color casts to the entire photo? I know that there are polarizing filters and neutral density filters, but I am not real schooled on filters yet so not sure which would be better. Any advice concerning filters would be GREAT!
2.) Any advice on taking great landscape shots would be great. I do know to use slower shutter speeds to get milky water on waterfalls, but that's about all of the tricks in my bag.
3.) Does anyone know if you have to have special permits or anything to photograph National parks, etc? I did see on 1 website that 1 place specifically requires you to have a permit, but will ALL places require this or does it just depend on the place?
And lastly, if anyone has any photos to share of these places, I would love to see them. I've never been out west before so this is going to be a real adventure and I'm excited. If you DO post a shot, and you are willing to share your secrets for capturing that particular shot, please do so.