Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Racing the light to get the last shot of the day, part of Travel Photography: Desert Road Trip.
This is the part of the day where things get really nerve-racking. …The sun is maybe half an hour from the mountain range. …It's actually more than an hour until sunset. …But we're going to be in shadow as soon as it goes behind those mountains. …It gets really tense because, wow. There's the scene out here that I want to exploit. …But There's somethin even better, maybe, down the road. …I gotta see it all. This is the part of the day where you …start movin really quickly. Trying to find your shots quickly, …compose them quickly, figure out your strategy and your exposure technique. …Get the shot and move on. And that's what we're trying to do here.…
We're going to head to bad water. (NOISE) I hate to break it to you, but …this is very often all there is to landscape shooting. …You've found the great light, you've found a compelling background, but now …you need a foreground. This is such a great spot to shoot an …album cover for some band or something. It's, it's all about atmosphere and …
- 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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