Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting a shot that includes the road, part of Travel Photography: Desert Road Trip.
So we were driving down this road and it's just a really great dramatic stretch …of, of ribbon of highway going off in the distance. …And also, to the left of it, there's a big dust cloud forming, it's got this …very strong ceiling on it and that's kind of backlit. …And so it seemed like a good time to take a picture. …Sometimes, it's very difficult to figure out how big things are out here, and the …road gives me a good queue in my photo. Now, we pulled over, but this is a …highway, we were going on a highway speed.…
Saw the photo, then pulled over, takes a while to slow down. …So actually, where we've stopped is much lower than where I was when I had the …initial impulse about the image. We were driving down a very long, sloping …hill here. And so, as I frame up my first shot here. …And now, I'm using just a regular kind of walk around lens. …This is a 24 to 105. I'm shooting at a pretty small aperture …of 10 or 11 to be sure that I've got deep depth of field. …I'm focusing in kind of close about a third of the way into the shot to …
- 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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