Tuesday, May 1, 2012

5 Days of 5D Mark III Shots: Day 2


All this week on my blog: Canon 5D Mark III photographs from my Light workshop in Alaska with Hal "Bull" Schmitt. Scroll down for previous Alaska posts.


Landscape photography tips:
- Use a telephoto lens to isolate elements in a scene. Above I used my Canon 400mm DO lens. I took this shot from a moving boat.
-  When the sky is filled with dramatic clouds, place the horizon line at the bottom of the frame.
- Envision black and white images . . . think in tones, rather than colors.
- Create dramatic black and white images with Nik Silver Efex Pro. When working in Silver Efex Pro, use a digital Red filter to darken the sky.To get a discount on all Nik plug-ins, and the other plug-ins I use, click here.
- Shoot into the sun for dramatic images and strong shadows, as illustrated above. Use Shadows/Highlights for creative control.
- Compose carefully. That was the key in the image below. For tips on creative composition, see my Composition class on Kelby Training.




Click here to get on the list for my 2013 Light Alaska workshop with Bull - and for all my workshops.

Click here to see my gear recos for our Alaska trip.

Hal and I hope to see you in Alaska aboard the Norther Song, whose master and commander is Captain Dennis Rogers. The best of the best.

Explore the light,
Rick

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