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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:28 pm 
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Hello there,

Can you guys say me was is the most used mode in Landscape photography?

M, S, A , Auto?

(I got my Circular Polarizing Filter today :D)


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I use probably half and half A or M for landscapes.

No shame in using Auto if you dont understand the manual modes though :wink:

Congratulations on your filter, theyre amazing!

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I am getting ok with the A and S but not with the M :| I am too slow yet selecting right setting on M :S

I normaly use M for night shots.


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Frielspak wrote:
I am too slow yet selecting right setting on M


The best thing about landscapes is you have the time in your hands to get the settings right in camera.

Id stick with A. Choose the aperture and sensitivity you need, and let the camera deal with the shutter speed. Then, look at the picture, and if you think its over or under exposed, deal with this with exposure compensation.

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I will start giving it a try.

Its ok to shot the sun from front? or need any special filter?


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As in shooting directly into the sun?

This wont give you the best images. Especially with a polariser you want to be facing perpendicular to the sun for the best results.

Also, make sure you use your hood

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Not directly, like at the corner or something like that.

Polarizing Filter its to be used at 90ยบ from the sun right?


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Aperture priority, though I always check the ISO to make sure it won't be unnecessarily noisy.

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Generally A, but M if it's twilight or night. Plus using exposure compensation and bracketing if required (so a tripod helps too).


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It will also depend what features are in the landscape, any kind of water (sea, river, waterfall etc) and you may be wanting to use shutter priority, long exposure for some softening effects or short exposure to capture spray or drops.

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