Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring the light in the dry lake bed, part of Travel Photography: Desert Road Trip.
We're on the lake bed. We got here just in time. …The light is just coming up over there. It's fun because you can actually see the …line of the shadow just crossing across me. …So I had kind of hoped to shoot some before the light examples for you but …it's, the sun's coming up earlier today. Still, this is great. …We're just starting to see the contrast come out. …Shadows are starting to appear and get really long, textures starting to appear …on the ground. We're getting this beautiful warmth, I …mean warmth of light, so I think we're in for a good morning of shooting here.…
So, out here and the lights great. But, boy, I've got a lot of landscape, …where do I start? So, this is a dry lake bed. …It's the flattest naturally occurring phenomenon in the world. …It's interesting, there's this hard packed mud stuff underneath, that can …have cool textures on it. The area we're in right now is covered …with sand. I've got these bushes and sticks and …rocks around. So, plus I got this big broad vista.…
- Looking at the light
- Composing a shot to show rock texture
- Taking a shot with haze and working it in post
- Shooting sand dunes in changing light
- Exploring the vistas for a more dramatic shot
- Understanding the pace of a place
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Desert Roadtrip: Day One
2. Desert Roadtrip: Day Two
3. Desert Roadtrip: Day Three
4. Wrapping Up the Trip
Wrapping up the trip15m 54s
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