I’ve been an amateur photographer for a few years. I had been one of people people that never understood how complicated photography could possibly be, the amount of factors go into using the perfect photo. Exposure, depth of field, and all that – it truly is an art. I found myself advised by a friend of mine to pick it up being a hobby to help you with anxiety and stress, and I quickly saw why: it can be a very “Zen” activity with all the different factors the photographer has to focus on.
After regarding a year of just working on close-up photos of animals (mostly birds) and insects, with all the occasional contre-jour photograph, I made the decision I wanted to try out some photos of mountain scenes. I live close to the great Rockies, and this seemed like the right opportunity to take my craft to a higher level. I obtained a Canon PowerShot SX50 HS since i have felt I needed an extended zoom camera to take the photos coming from a distance. After a number of times of taking photos outside in the park and later on at my young daughter’s school concert, my battery was running low, therefore i grabbed my Canon NB-10L Battery (which works with various Canon long zoom cameras) and charged up before going out in the field. Incidentally, I noticed this replacement Canon Sx50 battery was really BETTER than the battery which in fact had originally have the camera (I had more power before heading out in to the field), therefore i definitely recommend it to those who have a similar camera.
I never cease to get astounded by the beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park, so it was certainly something I wanted to capture with my camera and post in the Internet for those who weren’t so lucky as me to live inside the vicinity in the majestic mountains. I put in place a tripod, which I had bought off of Amazon, and started to arrive at work at around 4 PM within the afternoon. I found myself in an area with a lake, flanked by dense forests on each side and several mountains from the background – an incredibly stunning vista. Positive thing we have now photography because it would be challenging to describe in words. I came at 4 PM (didn’t have work on that day) because I needed to try some photos late in the afternoon, something such as contre-jour photos as being the sun started to decline (I have faith that “such as” because I didn’t want direct sunlight to become the target, but the mountains with all the sun peeking out behind them), lastly some photos at nighttime. I used an increased aperture to have a better depth of field as I wanted lots of detail of your whole scene.
Thanks to my PowerShot SX50 (and let’s keep in mind the Amazon) I managed to take some really excellent photos of which I’m quite proud. I never thought I’d have the capacity to take such good photos, especially through the night time (obviously during the night time you want a longer exposure, which can be something I hadn’t done much). If you venture over to Rocky Mountain National Park, I would recommend devzpky55 right at the end throughout the day – the setting sun reflecting about the crystal blue lakes below really causes you to feel “at one” with nature, and also the starry canopy above at nighttime is actually something to behold. I purchased home around 1 in the morning and was able to share the photos with my spouse and daughter. These people were pretty happy with me, and on my next excursion I’ll be taking my daughter with me and seeking to teach her some of these techniques.