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The focus of our Group is Travel and Landscape Photography... To share information and ideas, discuss locations and then of course photographic trips...

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Latest Activity: Jan 7

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Essential Guide to Landscape Photography...

Started by Danie Bester. Last reply by Georgina Galvin Apr 18, 2013. 1 Reply

I am proud to announce that the first of a series of articles I am writing on Landscape Photography has been published in PiX Magazine (April-May Ed). This month's edition is about choosing the right location and light. In the next issue, I will discuss Camera Gear, Settings and Creative Techniques you can use for Landscape Photography. If you're in anyway interested in Landscape Photography, make sure that you get the PiX Magazine. You can subscribe to PiX Magazine by hopping straight over to…Continue

Tags: pix-magazine, essential-guide-to-landscape-photography

Old Joe's Kaia...

Started by Danie Bester Jul 17, 2012. 0 Replies

Check out my slow shutter images of fast moving water on my personal website. These were shot during a photography weekend breakaway with some of the Photo Critic members...http://daniebester.co.za/river-rapids-old-joes-kaia/  Want to take part on such a breakaway. Then check out the link below for our next outing...…Continue

Tags: old-joe's-kaia, water-rapids, slow-shutter

Equipment for Landscape Photographers...

Started by Danie Bester. Last reply by Susan Pretorius Feb 14, 2012. 5 Replies

Iv'e had so many enquiries abou which equipment a Landscape photog should have taht I decided to post a summary of which equipemnt you should have to create Scenics / Landscapes. I will be posting a complete article on DPC at a later stage, so watch this space. In the meantime here's a summary, that will send your thoughts in the right direction. Also check out Trompie's article, "Camera…Continue

Tags: scenic-photography, landscape-photography

Inspirational Landscape Photography

Started by Heinrich van Schalkwyk. Last reply by Hennie Pretorius Jan 13, 2012. 4 Replies

For many of us (if not most), capturing that 'beautiful landscape' is the reason for us buying a camera and probably what got us interested in photography in the first place... But as you begin to understand what you are doing and discovering the true potential of photography, suddenly it appears to not be that simple! You have a small window of oppoprtunity to capture that perfect scene, you cannot always control the light, and sometimes the scene in front of you just doesn't seem to offer…Continue

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Comment by Danie Bester on June 26, 2013 at 14:47

Have Lightroom and would like to know how to edit your Landscape Photos... Check out http://photocritic.digitalphotographycourses.co.za/events/editing-y...

Comment by Danie Bester on July 17, 2012 at 19:06

Learned a lot from this guy when I started out...

http://www.tonysweet.com/

Comment by Danie Bester on July 17, 2012 at 18:59

See if you can make a list of your favourite travel / landscape photogs...

Here's mine...

  • Josef Hoflehner
  • Hiroshi Sugimoto
  • Michael Kenna
Comment by Michael K Griffin on June 14, 2012 at 21:06

Hello everybody..... I'm new to the group and just want to introduce myself. I'm looking forward shearing and learning about the art of landscape photography which is new to me so you comments and suggestions are welcome.

Comment by Glen Fouche' on May 27, 2012 at 19:18

Thanks Danie... I always assumed it was sufficient to shoot only a few stops. Hens my natural looking images, and no real HDR effects...  I will certainly reshoot it with a wide range of exposures, and then will give another bash.  The following Image was shot 2 stops either way as the lighting was severe, but the HDR effect is not prevalent due to the need for the 5 images to cover the serious contrast range. 14-24 f2.8 at 14mm, 1/640th @ f16, % images bracheted in Photomatix Pro. Sky rickness was brought out with software, as polarizer not possible on 14mm lens. I realise the horizon is centred, but I had no option if I wanted to include the bright sun, and I was keen to shoot straight into a seriously bright sun... Should I have been a bit braver in the amount of effects during processing?

Comment by Danie Bester on May 26, 2012 at 8:03

@ Glen. Not too bad at all, but normally a 1-stop difference is not really wide enough. You have to go 4 stop difference for normal scenes. I.e. -2, 0, +2.

For high contrast scenes; i.e shooting from inside a dark building and including the bright outside, you will need an 8 stop difference i.e. -4, -2, 0, +2, +4.

Comment by Glen Fouche' on May 23, 2012 at 18:32

Oops, sorry Danie, comment not with image. I submitted an HDR version in Mono a while back, and sadly without opening or printing it the depth of data is not visible. Here is the colour version taken from Blouberg after a week of poor weather. I had to merge 3 images, due to the high contrast of setting sun and foreground in dark shadow. It is my first real attempt at doing an HDR conversion, and my goal was to keep it as natural as possible. f22 @ 1.6th sec (+1, -1 stop). 14-24mm used at 14mm. Could you suggest any improvents as I will be reshooting in a months time.

Comment by Glen Fouche' on May 23, 2012 at 18:28

Comment by Danie Bester on July 19, 2011 at 16:16

Image by Tanya Green of the 3 Stooges. Lol.

More of my own photos on the blog post about our Clarens trip... http://photocritic.digitalphotographycourses.co.za/profiles/blogs/c...

 

 

Comment by Bernard Pieterse on July 7, 2011 at 14:10
Thanks Danie & Harold
 

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