MASTERING LIGHT ONLINE WORKSHOP
Nature photography classes empowering you to master light in the field and in post-processing.
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Tripod and photography filters are my two favorite landscape photography accessories. I can sum up how I feel about these two items with the following sentence: Don’t leave home without them. Sure, you can take landscape photos without these accessories, however, the range of photos you can create without them is limited. Tripods and photography filters enable a landscape photographer almost limitless opportunity by allowing you to work in almost any light and weather conditions that you may encounter in nature.
If you are planning on purchasing or upgrading your current tripod or your photography filter set, it is important to properly select the tripod and filters that work for you. Here are few things to look for when selecting filters and a tripod.
When it comes to filters, it is easy to go over board with the number and variety of filters that are available today. These choices also create confusion as to what filters you should carry and what you should prioritize. Here are the filters we carry with us.
Beginner landscape photographers are often eager to attach that circular polarizer to their camera lens and capture the scene they see before them. However it is important to understand the limitations and pitfalls of using a circular polarizer. For this reason it is important to know the limitations and proper use of a circular polarizer before you attempt to use one.
If your Photoshop skills are exceptional, you may be able to manually produce a few ND filter effects. However, this takes a lot of time and effort and is, at best, an approximation of what a real filter can do. An ND filter comes in different strengths. For someone who is just starting out, I suggest purchasing one or more ND filters between 4 and 10 stops.
For this reason it is best to purchase a photography filter kit from a single vendor as it is easier to ensure that different elements will fit together properly. If you decide to combine photography filters from different vendors, do your research to ensure that all the elements properly fit together.
My second favorite photography accessory is a tripod. We typically take a carbon fiber tripod with us when we are travelling. So, having a right tripod is pretty important for us. Here are few things we recommend when selecting your tripod.
The frequency with which you’ll need to clean your tripod depends upon how you use it. If it never leaves the house, you probably don’t need to clean it at all. If you are shooting on the grass or a muddy path – just rinse the feet when necessary and you’re good to go.
Now that you know what type of photography filters and tripod we carry, the question is how do we go about using them? This is where our Getting it Right In-Camera & Essential Filters for Landscape Photography courses comes in. Filmed in diverse terrains of Iceland and USA, you will learn how these photography accessories to come away with some spectacular photos. These landscape photography tutorials will teach you how to put yourself in the right place at the right time and then use local knowledge, the right equipment, key photography composition strategies, essential camera skills and a good dose of creativity to overcome the ever-changing conditions of nature.
I could startoff like this – “Seeds of Jay Patel’s appreciation for beautiful places were planted early in his childhood….” but it would get boring really fast. I will just sum it up and say that I am a Landscape and Wilderness Photographer who loves to capture dramatic light. My photographs have been published in various magazines, calendars and advertising materials throughout the world.
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