Landscapeseminar ppt

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Landscapeseminar ppt

  1. 1. Landscape Workshop
  2. 2. Equipment • Digital SLR • Interchangeable lenses – Wide angles – Plan ahead, buy the best (L) you can afford • Memory cards/hard drives (x2) • Tripod – Sturdy, but light – Remote shutter release or camera 2s timer • Filters – 3x neutral density and grad ND, circular polarizer • Do your lenses all have same front element diameter (72 or 77mm)? • Camera backpack – Comfortable, weatherproof, discrete • Photo editing software – Lightroom or Photoshop w/ Nik Veveza 2 plug-in (must have!)
  3. 3. Know how to use your camera • What mode should I use? – Aperture (Av) ! • Take control of the f-stop (and film speed/ISO) • The camera does the rest! • What ISO should I use? – As low as you can! • Grainy images above ISO 400 • When do I need a tripod? – Not always! • Shutter speeds slower 1/100s • When do I need filters? – Almost always! • When do my images need photo editing? – Always!
  4. 4. More about Aperture (Av) mode…
  5. 5. More about Aperture (Av) mode…
  6. 6. Filters – Circular Polarizer
  7. 7. Filters – Circular Polarizer
  8. 8. Filters – Neutral Density
  9. 9. Filters – Graduated Neutral Density • Some shots need 2 – Hand hold a Cokin!
  10. 10. Photo editing • $900 $260 $140
  11. 11. Photo editing • $900 $260 $140 • LUCKY STUDENTS!! • $190 $90 $100
  12. 12. My buddy’s favorite picture…
  13. 13. One of my favorite pictures…
  14. 14. One of my favorite pictures…
  15. 15. Composition • Level horizon • Rule of thirds • Leading lines • Symmetry/patterns • Viewpoint • Depth • Framing • Cropping • Experimenting
  16. 16. Level horizon • You lose image size if must correct in photoshop!
  17. 17. Rule of thirds
  18. 18. Rule of thirds
  19. 19. Rule of thirds
  20. 20. Rule of thirds
  21. 21. Rule of thirds
  22. 22. Leading lines
  23. 23. Leading lines
  24. 24. Leading lines
  25. 25. Leading lines
  26. 26. Leading lines
  27. 27. Depth
  28. 28. Depth
  29. 29. Depth
  30. 30. Depth
  31. 31. Depth
  32. 32. Symmetry/patterns
  33. 33. Symmetry/patterns
  34. 34. Viewpoint
  35. 35. Viewpoint
  36. 36. Cropping
  37. 37. Cropping
  38. 38. Cropping
  39. 39. Framing
  40. 40. Framing
  41. 41. Framing and Cropping
  42. 42. Experimenting
  43. 43. Background
  44. 44. Background
  45. 45. The MAGIG Hour! • How long does it last per day?
  46. 46. 30 minutes before sunrise…
  47. 47. 30 minutes after sunrise…
  48. 48. 30 minutes before sunset…
  49. 49. 30 minutes after sunset…
  50. 50. The MAGIG Hour! • How long does it last per day? • What percentage of your shooting?
  51. 51. The MAGIG Hour! • How long does it last per day? • What percentage of your shooting? – AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!
  52. 52. The MAGIG Hour! • How long does it last per day? • What percentage of your shooting? – AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE! • What about the rest of the day?
  53. 53. The MAGIG Hour! • How long does it last per day? • What percentage of your shooting? – AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE! • What about the rest of the day? – Eat, sleep, hike, drink, fish, drive, or….
  54. 54. Research/Plan the next shoot… • Internet: websites, blogs, message boards – www.pbase.com/bjrhodes01 – www.naturephotographers.net – www.fredmiranda.com • Books – Photographing the Southwest • Maps/GPS, Google Earth • Safety/weather/sun reports • Local photographer galleries • Gift shops
  55. 55. …and hope for a touch of good fortune!
  56. 56. The Golden Rule

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