I'm not really a landscape person . I shoot portraits and macro more . When I started photography, I thought landscape was the easiest to do among the other fields but I was wrong ! You have to be patient and wait for that perfect light. It really helps to have a very stable and reliable tripod.
In our recent family summer outing, I tried my hand on near infrared photography. A good thing about IR is that you don't have to wake up early or wait for a golden sunset to shoot. Best time is when the sun is high up ( 10 am - 2 pm ).
Borrowed an IR720 filter from a friend and I attached it to a sigma 10-20 mm lens. One problem I encountered is that this lens causes a hot spot in the middle. Some lens coatings are not designed for infrared light, this one included. I had better results with my 24 - 105 mm. Another tip , don't forget to wear a hat or cap and don't forget the sunblock : )
Please click on the thumbnails below for a larger view of the photos.
8/28/2011 03:00:11 pm
well said doc!!!landscape is not that easy as it looks, you really need the dedication and passion in order to capture the wonderful moments... but you're a natural one, you do have the eye for landscape based from your pictures... near IR is one of the trickiest since you'll be spending more time in post processing the picture, still you were able to nail this one!!!
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I'm an ophthalmologist by profession but with a passion for photography. Learned from the best photographers in the Philippines - Jun Miranda, Ibarra Deri, Tilak Hettige, Xander Angeles to name a few . What you can see here are some of my recent works as well as my photos for the last couple of years. Feel free to comment and leave a message.