Join Justin Reznick for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up the first shots of the fjords, part of Travel Photography: Fjords of New Zealand.
- Now, tides are extremely important.…Not just on the coast, but on the fjord land as well.…Now, this land is fueled by the sea,…and the difference between low and high tide…here in Milford Sound is dramatic.…This entire area I've been exploring…is completely covered by the sea in about four hours.…So, by the low tide receding,…it gives me all these interesting foregrounds.…What's really catching my eye…is the green moss on these rocks.…The green is so vibrant, it's beautiful.…And, with the cloudy day here on Milford,…which is very common, there's over 200 days of rain here.…
So what we're seeing in these nice cloudy skies…is pretty typical.…Knowing that, I really wanna get some color in the scene.…So I'm gonna use the foreground…to really give me a lot of punch,…and the background's gonna be…a little monochromatic in nature.…Now, in order to really free myself…and enable the foreground to really come to me…I just explored.…I put the tripod down,…I got the camera out, I raised the ISO,…and I did a very wide open apeture, five, six,…
- Essential gear, from tripods to lenses
- Shooting at water's edge at low tide
- Shooting handheld from a moving boat
- Capturing details
- Post-processing techniques
Skill Level Intermediate
The Traveling Photographer: The Basicswith David Hobby2h 19m Intermediate
Travel Photography: Seaside Road Tripwith Mikkel Aaland45m 24s Intermediate
Landscape Photography: Waterfallswith Justin Reznick32m 32s Beginner
Introduction to the Fjords
Welcome to the fjords1m 1s
1. Shooting at Waters Edge at Low Tide
2. Working the Shots from a Boat
3. Capturing Details in the Fjords
4. Final Images from the Shoot
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