Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Planning out the third day, part of Travel Photography: Desert Road Trip.
(SOUND). This is the bad news about landscape photography. …If you really are serious about it, you have to get up very, very early. …Some people may not think of this as very, very early, but, they're weird. …You gotta get up before sunrise, whoa, and we're about to miss our turn here. …You gotta get up very early to get the good light, so, it's about 6:30 right now. …Now, I know I'm a wimp and we are heading off to Panamint dry lake bed.…
You can see that the sun is already rising, it's hit the other side of the valley. …And so we're going to watch that line come forward and eventually swallow us up …in what should be very, very pretty light. …there's not much preparation other than I grabbed my camera, and now, we've gotta …drive this pretty rutted-out road for about 20 minutes to get to the spot that …I want to go to. This is a case where I've been to this …spot before, so I know where we're going. If I hadn't been here before, what I …would want to do is try to, I probably would have noticed the lake bed and gone, …
- 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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