The two essential equipment you need to bring along for your landscape photography session are Filters and a Tripod. These two equipment will help you to capture the scene with the right color balance. At the right light conditions, you will not need a strong-colored filters. Therefore, use filters to enhance the image quality but do not over use it such that your shots looked manufactured. It is recommended to use two types of filters. They are the Neutral density (ND) graduates and warm-ups.
ND grads are used to reduce the contrast between the sky and land. Using it will ensure that you get a good amount of details in both. These filers come in a variety of different strength (measured in stops). Half of the filer is grey in color while the other half is clear. It is because of this design, it provides the contrast between the sky and land. The way to use it is to position the grey half over the sky where by it will add details to your image without changing the color of the sky. If you can only afford to buy one filter initially, but a two stop version. However, if you can afford to buy more, you should have a variety of filers with different strength so that you can combine them when the need arises.
For subtle enhancement of ambient light, warm-ups filters are the perfect choice.
It is suggested to have more subtle warm-ups, such as an 81A or, at most, an 81B. In any case, ND grads should be the primarily filter system to use while only use warm-ups in moderation.
As mentioned above, filters are a must-have for any landscape photography. As such, in order to produce the best shot with the right balance of color, use quality glass system. As far as possible, avoid plastic or resin system.
While you can say that contrast and balance can be corrected using Photoshop in your PC, but that should be the last resort. If you keep having this in mind, that is relying on your Photoshop, you will never be able to improve your skills and technique with your camera. After all, you can say, who cares, I have Photoshop. Bear in mind, this should not be the case. You must always get your best shot with your camera. . For more information, please visit Freelance Photography .
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