Yosemite Weekend advice

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  1. Hock

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    So I'll be going out to Yosemite in a few weeks and hope to take some decent photos. What I have in my arsenal is the following...

    Canon xsi
    2x4GB card (I'll have a laptop to dump the pix off on)
    Canon 50mm F/1.8
    Canon 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS
    Tamron 28-75 F/2.8 (followed by too many letters)
    UV filer for all, C. polarizer for 50mm and 28-75
    NO lights

    Are they any equipment suggestions on what I should get? maybe a rental lens or ND, GND filters?
    Any tips and advice would be welcome. Thanks!
     
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    Bring a tripod for sure! You'll want to do night/evening shot and it's pretty much required.

    You may wish to rent a long lens (for wildlife should you see some) something like 300mm or 400mm.

    UV filters are a good idea, from the thought they will protect your lenses from scratches and minor bumps.

    Most importantly bring a creative imagination.

    Don't get eaten by a bear and have a great time!
     
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    yup... forgot to mention I will also bring a tripod... probably 2. A light one to hike with and a heavier just shots that are close by
     
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    Alarm clock, there are some great early morning hots in the park
     
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    I meant shots not hots
     
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    morning hots in the park eh? Who are you going with? :sexywink:
     
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    Plan on shooting in the smoke the Wild Cat fire is burning really bad right now putting alot of smoke in the air. Im not sure if there is a filter to help that out but just thought I would give you a heads up.
     
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    If you are planning to see/shoot some well known sites...try to know when the best time of day will be for them, and plan your itinerary accordingly. Mountains can go from a spectacular scene to a big dark blob during the day, so it pays to know which shots are morning shots and which ones look better in the evening.
     
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    Try to find a shot that hasn't already been taken by Ansel Adams.

    Buy two cans of bear spray. Use one for target practice.

    I've heard that smoke is transparent in infra-red. That probably doesn't hellp much.
     
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    Does any one have suggestions on photo sites?
     
  11. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Here, let me google that for you...


    Oh, first link:

    Photograph Yosemite by Gary Hart: Yosemite Photo Locations

    You are VERY welcome.

    Gary gives you 15 scenic places to shoot and gives directions to get to them.
    Isn't Gary awesome?
     
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    this is more effective...

    Let me google that for you
    :)
     

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