Tips For Stunning “Desert Photography”

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Written By BruceOrange

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Photographers with keen eyes will find the vast, mysterious desert landscapes intriguing. You can find some amazing desert photography with incredible compositions out there. It is possible to capture the secrets of the desert through a photograph. Here are 3  tips to capture the amazing desert scenery.

Desert Photography Tip

Make sure you have the right gear Landscape photography requires the use of special tools. These are the pieces you need to make landscape photography in desert successful.

1. Tripod

Long exposure is a common technique for desert photography. Because your subject will be mostly at night or in the sun setting, you will need to use long exposures. Tripods allow you to capture photos without blurring due to camera shakes. Tripods are available for smartphones that are good quality

2. Lenses

There is no set standard when it comes to lenses. Both a wide angle and telephoto lens can be carried. You will have more options and be able to take professional shots if you have both wide angles and telephoto lenses. You’ll be able take both scenic and interesting images as well as compressed ones.

3.  Filters and a Lens Hood

Protecting your lenses with filters is possible. Protect your lenses from the sand that you will encounter in the desert by using a UV filter. Your shots could be damaged by the bright desert light. This is why a Neutral Density filter can be helpful! When you want to darken the sky in light blue, a polarizer is a great tool.

Lighting is everything The golden hour rule is also applicable, as you might guess. Avoid the midday sun, as it can make it difficult to adjust your camera settings and even to adjust for extreme temperatures. The sun is near the horizon in the morning and evening giving you the opportunity to capture perfect sunset and sunrise shots.

Your goal is to capture patterns in the sand. Avoid shooting directly into the sunlight to achieve this. To create shadows in the desert landscape, keep your back to the sun.

4. Attention to the Details

You might be asking yourself, “What details?” There is so much happening in the desert (aside from the sun and sand) that it often goes unnoticed. Consider the unique vegetation and the rocks that are found in this area. The sand Brett Dier dunes are always stunning, especially when combined with details like footprints to tell a tale. You can tell desert stories by including camels and people in your photos. Look out for things like roads in the desert.