Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hand Held Landscapes

Nikon D800E,  AF-S 70-200 f/2.8 G II ED, f/7.1 at 195 mm 1/500 sec
Oak tree and flowers outside Gilroy, Ca.

Hand held landscapes can be achieved by using fast shutter speeds and good camera technique to ensure sharp images. Always shoot as fast as possible, open up the aperture as needed to maintain a fast shutter speed, hold your breath and brace the camera or your body against a solid object, use image stabilization.

Whats a fast enough shutter speed? I would try to stay above 1/250 sec, but faster is better, once you drop below that threshold its time to get out the tripod. I would not raise the ISO unless you have no choice, but its always better to get a shot than not.


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