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The worst thing about travel photography is that you haul around every last piece of equipment you own just in case you need it.

The best thing about travel photography is that you haul around every last piece of equipment that you own because that filter you thought you had to have, but never used because you don’t do that kind of thing at all is right there – just when you need it most. Yes, there I was trekking down some forsaken path through the bush, hauling it all (though my husband was kind enough to carry my tripod…) clambering over wet rocks, setting it all up, including those neutral density filters, for a nice, long exposure that would soften the water and make the whole thing dreamlike.

I like it. In the summer, I think I might like to go for a dip, let those waters pour over my head and shoulders.

 

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Written by Titirangi Storyteller

09/08/2012 at 11:58 pm

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  1. I have always wanted to take a shot of water and make it dreamy and soft, but don’t have the right equipment.

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    poietes

    02/09/2012 at 6:59 am

    • does your camera have manual settings? Or shutter priority settings? Some of the better point and shoots have a lot of functions that you might not be aware of. a tripod is nice, but you can lean the camera on a rock or bridge… but you can’t hand hold it for a long exposure water shock. Few folks can keep their hand steady for more than 1/60 of a second.

      Lately I’m recommending the Canon G-10 to folks who want to be able to have a bit of a play and more control over their images, but can’t/don’t want to invest the time and effort and money required to shoot brilliantly with an SLR… It’s certainly not cheap at around $500US, but it gives you huge amounts of flexibility including shooting in RAW, so you can really work with your images. And the high pixel count means you can crop away what you don’t want and keep what you do. (since you can’t change lenses and the zoom is limited.)

      There’s all kinds of workarounds to get what you want. Odd thing of course is you have to know the hard way first so you can spot the shortcut.

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      • That’s great advice. Thanks. I was thinking of going with a Canon this next time. That’s what my dad used, Canon and Pentax.

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        poietes

        04/09/2012 at 5:09 am


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