A&P Landscape tutorials or shooters.

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  1. Blair

    Blair New Member

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    Johnny Chimpo's thread on automotive inspired me to post this. I am going to go shoot some landscape and snowscape this weekend with a buddy. I wouldnt mind hearing some tips or reading some good tutorials. What do you guys have?
     
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    get a circular polarizer, shoot at high F-stops, you might need a tripod if it's not too bright out.. with the CPL and the high F-stop.
     
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    thanks, i will dork out tonight and read up on that site. i do have a CPL i really like and some step down rings.
     
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    Good site.
     
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    Reading up a little on Hyperfocal distance couldn't hurt either.

    When shooting at wide angles at high aperatures focus ALMOST doesn't matter.... but, it's still better to get it right than not.
     
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    f11 to f16 with a tripod

    Composition and subject are the things you need to focus on though.
     
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    Depends on the camera. The 1.6 crop Canons start to lose sharpness at f/#s higher than f/11 due to diffraction. I think it's f/13 for FF but I can't remember offhand. YMMV depending on your camera. (Use the calculator at the bottom of http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/diffraction-photography.htm to be sure.)
     
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    I Should have been more specific then.

    It seems to be the sweetspot for 30D and 17-40 F4L though.
     
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    All this talk about which f/stop to use is useful however the two most important things when shooting landscapes are composition and lighting. You'll find the prettiest light early in the morning or very late in the day. Search for your location the day before, then get up before dawn and be onsite ready to shoot when the sun rises or just afterwards.
     
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    :werd::cool: Listen to Jcolman. :)
     
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    Most definitely. I would say some of my best work were shots taken during the early evening. Even with cars. There's a local restaurant that has car shows every Sunday during summer and the pictures I took at 3:00 versus 6:00 look like they were on two different cameras. Timing makes a huge impact on the overall quality.
     

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