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Re: A mix of this years Landsacpes

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This is not that straight forward to answer but here goes. As for setting up that is very variable for me. I use a tripod a lot but just love to shoot handheld and move around seraching for an angle. I will shoot with a camera on the tripod and one in hand at the same time. Some of my favourite shots have been taken handheld moving around (often quickly especially if I am alone) working away intuitively.


As for processing I use Lightroom and Photoshop CC sometimes images are just processed in LR taking under a minute sometimes it is a back and forth process over multiple session at the computer even weeks to get the image how I want.



If you take a lot of time of the capture you can reduce PP time I use ND grads a lot as this give sme better RAW files to work from making PP quicker. People will tell you ND are not necessary but I do not agree.






Thanks Larry

It is a beautiful part of the world worth a visit.
Thank you very much Alf for taking the time to explain your work flow and what you put into it, making each shot work. Thank you for the tip about the ND Grads. I found your reply reassuring.

Last night it was a clear sky and the snow moon started to show at 18:52 in a deep orange red.

I had the E-M1 mark 1 set up on the tripod, but could not get the camera to focus with the 75-300 mark 2 lens. I tried different settings in P, S, A , M and Auto. Image stability was switched off.

Cut a long story short, I am still learning how to use the camera. Eventually, I managed to capture the moon in Auto but with the X2 switched off. I am always learning and regard your landscape photography as inspirational.
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Re: A mix of this years Landsacpes

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Thank you very much Alf for taking the time to explain your work flow and what you put into it, making each shot work. Thank you for the tip about the ND Grads. I found your reply reassuring.

Last night it was a clear sky and the snow moon started to show at 18:52 in a deep orange red.

I had the E-M1 mark 1 set up on the tripod, but could not get the camera to focus with the 75-300 mark 2 lens. I tried different settings in P, S, A , M and Auto. Image stability was switched off.

Cut a long story short, I am still learning how to use the camera. Eventually, I managed to capture the moon in Auto but with the X2 switched off. I am always learning and regard your landscape photography as inspirational.
Thanks Phil
I glad this was some help.

I have similar issues with my E-M1 and 75-300 using spot hi metering helps with of it but focusing was awful.
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I have similar issues with my E-M1 and 75-300 using spot hi metering helps with of it but focusing was awful.
Thank you Alf, I am going for a walk in the forest this morning with the 75-300 mark 2 and will try the spot hi meter setting. Thanks for the heads up.
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Thank you Alf, I am going for a walk in the forest this morning with the 75-300 mark 2 and will try the spot hi meter setting. Thanks for the heads up.
The hi spot metering works for the moon


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Re: A mix of this years Landsacpes

Interesting comment about hi spot metering I've not tried that. I usually use normal spot metering and dial the exposure comp back to around -1. I'm probably engineering pretty much the same metering situation I guess. Wonder if there are any advantages of using hi spot?
As for focussing I tend to aim initially at the edge of the moon to make sure there is a high contrast edge for the camera to grab on to. Then take several centralised shots with af presumably refocusing every time. Once the lens has its original focus then it's probably easier for the af to subsequently cope on the Moon surface. I hadn't really thought about this much before it's just what I found worked fairly well. I pretty much shoot hand held with the IS on. Generally too lazy to get my tripod out . Hope this rambling helps.
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