Landscape

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  1. plastii

    plastii TPF Noob!

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    Hi.

    I'm going to the Morton Arboretum park tomorrow (http://www.mortonarb.org/main.taf?p=0) to shoot some landscape. I have read a lot about landscaping but do you have some pointers from practical point of view? This is my first time shooting landscape. Should I use automatic WB or not? I'll be shooting using Nikon 18 - 50mm with D80. Thanks for your help.
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, why not "sun" or "clouds", whatever is the weather situation?
    And even though many here say that "rules" are there "to be broken", there is this so-called "Rule of Thirds" (or "convention of thirds" or "agreement of thirds" or whatever) and I feel that in most landscape photography it definitely applies and makes for the most pleasing pictures, unless you have a reflection and go for the symmetry you could create.
     
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    (Ghastly) Krueger TPF Noob!

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    Hi

    I'dsugest that you shoot in RAW and take care about white balance at the post processing phase. You can try different sets or a customized one.

    Also, read this thread. I found the discussion about focusing in landscapes quite interesting.
     
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    Thanks guys.
     
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    I'd second shooting in RAW.

    I personally really like landscape shots with a strong foreground element too. Look for things to "lead" the viewer to your main subject (paths, rocks, hedges anything really )

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