Landscape Photography Tips: Non Technical Aspects
Landscape Photography is fun and good to learn. Especially for beginners, it usually starts with Landscape Photography. You don’t need to deal or having contract with clients. If fail, we can come and re-shot again next time. But besides the technical stuff that you already understand, there are non-technical things that are often forgotten or overlooked but crucial. Here I try to describe based on my experiences.
It occurs when a friend traveling to Mount Batur to shot star trail and sunrise, All preparations have been made. Only one fatal mistake that he forgot, he is traveling in rainy season. As a result his journey to capture one of the most beautiful sunrise in the world is totally failed. Yes you have to encourage the best season of a location that you want to go. Moreover, it’s quiet far from home.
Apply for remote areas. Do a research earlier. Where the direction of sunrise or sunset. Where is the Milky Way on that season if you want to astrophotography. There are many apps that are very useful for this, my favorite is “Sun Seeker” and “Google Sky Map”. Look up the best angle, find the natural elements of interest for leading lines, foreground, framing and others.
Imagine, hunting to an unknown and very remote location but when you get there, you left your memory cards at home, or forget to charge battery. It will hurt you so much. I always make a small note in phone for the smallest detail like memory cards or battery. Don’t forget to pack snacks and drinks in your camera bag.
Wake up Earlier
The best time to get a good landscape photo is at sunrise time. Sometimes, I’ve been on the spot 1 or 2 hours before sunrise and the sky is still dark in order to find the best angle. So that when the ‘golden hours’ arrive, you are standing on the best spot.
At first I always thought all tripods are the same. As long as my camera can be perched on top. But I was wrong. Buying cheap tripod ultimately spend even more because it is not durable / perishable and most make me disappointed, crummy stability. Cheap tripod is often unstable, especially on a windy plateau. We can’t work with Long Exposure with this condition. My advice, do not rush. Save more money and do a survey first. Better buy one good quality and durable than spend small money for rubbish again and again.
Last thing, respect, watch and appreciate the natural environment. Keep clean. Maintain the environment. Do not leave nothing but footprints. Do not take anything except the photographic work.
Flat Lay Photo, Trending Now Among Wedding Photographer
Flat lay photo has become a trend in recent times. This style of photography is a way of shooting by collecting and arranging several objects related to the wedding day and then photographing them vertically from top.The flat seems to be a canvas and the objects that are arranged will usually convey the story about […]
5 Nice Bali Resorts for a Wedding on The Beach
Are you planning to get married and hold a wedding reception on the beach in Bali? So many resorts offer an amazing wedding venue, maybe in a serene chapel, in a natural tropical green landscaped garden, or even at their hip and chic beach club for an exciting party! Maybe this pandemic doesn’t allow you […]
Bali Pre Wedding Spot: Tegenungan / Blangsinga Waterfall
Blangsinga or also known as Tegenungan is the nearest waterfall if you stay in southern part of Bali like Kuta, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, and Canggu area. It has an easy access that made this waterfall is crowded by tourist almost everyday. We have to come in the morning to avoid the crowded. There are also […]