A&P Going up north to shoot some waterfalls tomorrow morning. Any tips please?

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  1. DaRkPhAnToM

    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    Hi, I am new to this section of OT. I am finally really getting into photography.

    I have a Canon 50D. I know I will need a tripod, already got that covered. Any specific tips and what lens to use?

    I have the following lenses:

    2 Canon Kit lenses (18-55mm and 18-200mm IS)
    Canon 70-200mm F/4
    Canon 10-22mm
    Canon 50mm F/1.8
    Canon 100mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50mm

    I also have the hoods for all and polarizers.

    I am in the military and don't have too much off time but have been learning and practicing a lot. Would just like some tips for shooting the waterfalls tomorrow.

    Thanks in advanced gentlemen.
     
  2. Twisted STi

    Twisted STi All wheel or no wheel OT Supporter

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    I'd walk around with the 17-50 on the camera and have the 10-22 and 70-200 on hand if you needed / wanted those focal lengths.
     
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    Waterfalls in shade tend to look the best IMO. Mixed sunlight (as it is filtered through the trees) can be a pain in the dick. Try using a longer focal length in those situations... ultra wide doesn't look so hot for mixed light IMO.
     
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    yeah, i have some pics from Kegon falls in Nikko Japan in mixed light, pisses me off.

    use your tripod and play with a long exposure to get the drape (sp?) effect.

    please ignore the shityness of the pic, but look at the potential for it.. i didn't have a tripod, the tour bus got there late and i just was new to the cam, but even now i prolly would have taken a crap shot.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I love that kind of shit :coold:

    But I think its also cool sometimes with a very fast shutter speed to catch the water suspended in time as it falls.
     
  6. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    you don't necessarily need a tripod if you're shooting ultra-wide
     
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    flavin Piss Off Hamburgler. This is my Chicken Sandwich!

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    I used a 17-35 on this with no tripod at around 830am To bad it hadnt raind in a while


    [​IMG]
     
  8. DaRkPhAnToM

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    thanks guys! i am heading out the door. I will post some pics when I return home later today. Wish me luck!
     
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    I look forward to seeing them. I'm heading to the blue ridge mountains in a couple weeks and hopefully will have some great shots.....assuming my two year old will want to hang out with mommy so I can wander off
     
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    you forgot the ND filter
     
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    i was using a polarizer filter for the first time in conjection with a lens hood. what would the ND filter have done better in this case?
     
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    yeah, you could use a 6 or 8 stop ND filter and be able to open up your aperture a little more and drag the shutter a little more too
     
  14. DaRkPhAnToM

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    I see. so the ND filter will make the lens not over expose when you open up the aperture and lower the shutter? Am I correct with that assumption?
     
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    si

    :)
     
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    ahh, thanks man i appreciate it greatly.
     

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