How to Shoot Roads in Photography

What do you have in mind when taking pictures on a highway? Maybe the road signs. Yes, it’s a good idea but here I’m not talking about that. Road construction requires the creation of a continuous right-of-way, overcoming geographic obstacles and having grades low enough to permit vehicle or foot travel. This means you will find interesting sinuous shapes of roads. Notice that in most of the cases the road should be free of cars and walkers. Two exceptions are noticeable: the pictures depicting intense city traffic and the night roads when a car leaves behind a rail of light. As for the composition, it’s always a good idea to start the road from a corner of the picture up to the middle or the other corner. In most of the cases it will appear larger in the starting corner and thinner at the end. However, sometimes, when symmetry allows, … Read more

Shooting the Moon – How to photograph the moon

The night is dark but the moon is bright. Why am I saying this? Because you are tented to overexpose the moon due of the darkness of the night, and since for this shot, if its full moon, you want to see the dark sports, or, if its not full moon but rather half moon (and I recommend so), you want to see craters. The camera I used is poor for this kind of things: Canon Powershot A520 To obtain these at a moon partial eclipse, I needed no more than: Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/200 Av (Aperture Value): 5.5 Focal Length: 23.2mm Zoom: x4 Digital Zoom: x 2.7 Light Metering: Evaluative ISO Speed: 50 -> i don’t want any noise at all since i got a tripod When photographing the Moon, always use a tripod even if the exposure time is not as big as you think. Use the camera’s … Read more

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