tips for photographing yosemite - transparency film
Don't stop shooting just because it's dark.
Bring a flashlight, a tripod, and your patience to create a long exposure of a dreamy Starlight image of the night sky.
Time: Believe it or not, Yosemite has nightlife.
But not the dance floor or club.
Take your tripod and a reliable flashlight and stroll around the grass and waterfalls.
Shooting: ready to try long exposure on the camera.
Set the shutter switch to a bulb and connect the cable release device (
And install the camera on the tripod.
Even if there doesn't seem to be much light, the stars and the moon will produce amazing results.
I usually set the camera's ISO settings to 640 or 800, keeping the aperture open and exposing the frame as long as I see the stars and rocks.
Exposure can last 30 seconds to 5 minutes, sometimes even longer.
Effect: Insomnia is worth it to take these photos.
With the exposure time extended, the stars start tracking on the frame, and one or two jets may leave some red and white stripes on the frame.
The stars add dazzling elements to the composition of the semi-dome or Yosemite Falls, and the sky usually presents dark blue or slightly magenta shades.
Tip: Get up early to shoot the sunrise, but then take a break
Because the real fun of photography happens after dark.
The Magic moon bow lasts only one hour and only happens in June and May.
The collision between Moonlight and waterfall fog takes 30-
Capture the second exposure of the colored moon bow.
TIME: While most Yosemite tourists sleep in their sleeping bags, photographers roam through the Valley looking for light-but not just any light.
Cut granite walls, roaring waterfalls, clear skies, and stunning terrain that can be photographed with the light of the stars and the moon.
With a tripod in hand, long exposure cable release, and some basic ideas about time exposure, anyone can conquer the night and come back with a star photo.
The most popular phenomenon occurs every year on the 5 th and June of the full moon.
Photographers from all over the world come to witness an event that happens when the full moon perfectly combines with the mist of Yosemite Falls.
They even have a name: "Moon Bow", a natural feat in which every part is in place like a Swiss watch.
The full moon must rise to a perfect angle, clearing the granite walls of the valley so that the light can reflect the thick fog on the roaring waterfall.
Every time this happens, there is roughly one-
An hour's time window before the angle of the moon changes and the moon bow disappears.
I took a short hike with resident Yosemite photographer Nancy Robbins to Yosemite underground fall, and Nancy Robbins made it a few years ago by aligning it with the Big Dipper(
Now everyone wants the same picture as her. )
When I arrived at the viewing bridge and saw the rainbow effect for the first time, I was in great awe of the sight in front of me.
The moon bow at the beginning looked pale and a little silver but as my tired mid waist
As the age grows, the eyes gradually adapt to the scene and the color becomes more obvious. -
Lens: I shoot with Canon 7D camera, 16mm-
35mm zoom when aperture is set to f/4.
5. I open the shutter for 30 seconds.
Standing next to the roaring waterfall means bringing towels and plastic bags to your camera and a poncho or waterproof jacket for yourself.
When you take this picture, you will feel the Fog (
It feels like it's raining heavily);
Remember to wipe the water droplets on the front element or filter of the lens and keep the camera dry.
Tip: Check out the Yosemite National Park website for a chart showing the month-up time and the best viewing time.
Dazzling mountain dogs shoot creamy white mountain dog flowers in spring with a 100mm macro lens and make flower images to make your memories and you'll swear you can smell them
Time: Yosemite National Park is definitely called evergreen forest, but little-known players don't always get the attention they deserve. Broad-
Leafy trees like dogwood adorn the south end of the park, along the Merced River near the pohorno Bridge, and other attractions throughout the valley.
They began to show bright green buds from early to mid
In April, and in the middle of the explosion of large white flowersMay.
The flowers on the trees are very good, but on Memorial Day, it is difficult to find a flower that has not yet begun to turn brown.
Lens: The goal is to capture the delicate beauty of the white flowers hanging above the stream of Merced, or to photograph the scenery of the waterfall.
A 100mm macro lens with Canon 5D camera and f/2 settings captured the water droplets on the mountain dog flower. 8 (
No depth of field)
And on a rainy April morning in April, shoot in the dark background near the Ahwahnee Hotel.
Tip: In the fall, the mountain bean leaves change from bright green to yellow and red, so even if you miss the bloom of spring, you still have a memorable theme.
The CHALLENGEThe pinhole camera is a simple study.
The basics of light, composition, and exposure work, but the unexpected result is why it risks.
Effect: Let's face it. -
Every rock, branch, and water feature of Yosemite has been photographed many times, so that there are now petrified tripod holes on the banks and grass of the river.
To counter this same sense, many photographers are trying to create alternative views by using less-than-perfect technologies and cameras.
Lens: I decided to break some obstacles for myself and venture into the park with the Holga wide view hole camera (Holga-120WPC).
The camera is made of plastic with a working aperture of f/135 and exposure (
Use 100 ISO film)
Average 7 to 10 seconds
Use a long cable release device, a tripod and a lot of patience when making these pictures.
The beautiful simplicity of the plastic toy camera and the imperfect images it presents make the camera enjoyable ---
Also added to my fun in the park.
Don't expect any fancy optics.
There is only a small and transparent plastic tray under the shutter, and a lens can be placed.
There are a few tricks to push the film into the small instruction sheet in the box.
Because the negative size is so huge (roughly 2 by 4. 5 inches)
, Remember to skip two frames between Pictures, otherwise you will get a long continuous negative frame, just like when I first tried it.
Each frame has the edge of the black vignette, the image is not very clear every time, but the result is very interesting;
They remind me of the pictures my father took with his old Kodak Box Brownie.
Tip: another trick worth trying is called Crossoverprocessing.
I have added a few rolls of transparent film to one of Holgas, but the transparent film is treated with color negative chemistry. (
Most labs will do it for you;
Please cross your film. processed. )
The resulting image will be gray green in appearance, but once you scan the image and correct the green in Photoshop, the image will look a little dark brown, a little magenta, with a hint of green.
The final photo looks like an old color print that faded in 1950s.
Pinhole camera is a simple research.
The Foundation of Light, composition, and exposure still works, but the unexpected result is why it risks.
The best way to slow and splash the lyrical images that produce water impacting the waterfall is to use a slow shutter speed to let the water "flow" through the frame.
Time: sometimes the photographer is the storyteller, sometimes the illustrator, and sometimes we just like to play with the camera.
Sometimes we can be three people.
When we shoot motion, we try to stop the action at a fast shutter speed;
But when we shoot things in nature, we want to show speed and grace in other ways.
Shooting: The best way to produce lyrical images of moving water is to use a slow shutter to let the water "flow" through the picture.
In the flush photo of the Merced River, I used a tripod
Canon EOS 1D Mark lll camera with 70-
The 200mm zoom lens is set to 200mm.
To achieve this, I took this picture about an hour before sunset using camera settings at ISO 100 and 1/2 f/32.
5 seconds and cable release to minimize vibration.
Fern's spring photo was taken with a tripod.
Canon 5D camera and 24-
70mm zoom, set to 70mm.
The camera is set to the shutter speed and cable release of ISO 50, f/20, 8 seconds to minimize vibration.
Tip: using a long shutter speed in the water is nothing new, but it must be interesting and adds another way to tell a story ---
Much better than stopping action like a sports photographer.
In Yosemite, the background giant rock landmarks and waterfalls are the main themes, but things like seed pods and bees can take wonderful photos at close range with macro lenses.
Effect: one of the coolest tools in my camera must be the macro lens.
I use the 100mm canon of one of my sharpest lenses.
The trick to shooting with a macro lens is low-
I mean it's really low, like it's on your belly, because most of the really interesting natural things that look good on the macro are only a few inches away from the ground.
It also helps if you have a tripod, the legs can swing, almost flat.
My carbon fiber Gitzo GT 1830 has a lever to swing the legs to almost 90 degrees.
Lens: once you have selected a theme, isolate the center of interest by carefully focusing on the frame part you want to focus clearly, and then select an aperture, it will give you a very shallow depth of field.
In the photo, the bees circled around the Lubin flowers. the photo was taken near the redwood tree in waana and near the south entrance of the park.
It may seem simple, but it actually takes a while to compose and wait for the right light and bees to come and visit.
This photo was taken with Canon 5D, 100mm macro, set to 5.
The shutter speed is 1/2000 and the ISO is set to 200.
I started looking around at 8 for this photo. m.
It's over in two hours.
This picture of the seed falling out of the malingopod is on a road in Yosemite Valley.
I will definitely miss it if I drive.
Luckily, I found it during a night walk.
I made this photo with Canon 5D camera, Canon 100mm macro and 1/320 shutter speed set by f/8 and 200 ISO rating.
Tip: The main activities of Yosemite are huge rock landmarks and waterfalls, things like seed pods and bees are small things that can be ignored, but for the main activities in the park, this is a good second act.
Macro pictures are everywhere, so look around and take your best picture.