Photo-technique [Individual Subject section]07 Taking Photographs from a Different Viewpoint06 Beautiful sky photography05 Enjoy photography on a golf course04 Taking pictures of dishes so that they look delicious, Part 203 Taking snapshots on streets02 Taking pictures of dishes so that they look delicious, Part 101 World Heritage sites photographed in a fantastic atmosphere
Photo-technique [Individual Subject section] 01 Shoot architecture and natural scenery at world heritage sites in a fantastic atmosphere!

Beginner's technique

Approach the scenery featuring buildings, ..... World Heritage (Location: Peru)

Catch characteristics of a building, determine the photo orientation, vertical or horizontal, and shoot.

Include more space for the sky; include a cloud or two to give a touch of season and expanse. Include trees or other plant life to enrich the coloring. The key point is to look for an angle that eliminates all unnecessary objects from the screen.


Sample photo

Taken with: Caplio R6 ●1/540 sec ●F5.4 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO
Sample photo

Taken with: Caplio R6 ●1/1000 sec ●F4.2 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.3 ●WB:AUTO



Approach an architecture site, ... World Heritage (Location: Nepal)

To take pictures of a large building, look for a shooting location that commands the full view of the subject building. Shoot using a wide lens in order to capture the entire view.
Also find a few candidate points for close-ups in advance. After taking some long shots, move to those close-up points and take a look at the building for a closer view and you will be thrilled with the discovery of completely different scenes comprising structures of differing heights and angles of sight.
At this shooting location, there was a roof restaurant commanding a full view of the target. It was an ideal location with sufficient height to view the target. Because the light shines on the building at different angles depending on the time of the day, select the time period that allows optimal photography by considering the position and movement of the sun.


Sample photo
Taken with: GR Digital ●1/440 sec ●F7.1 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.0 ●WB:MANUAL
Sample photo
Taken with: GR Digital ●1/570 sec ●F3.5 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.0 ●WB:MANUAL



Take pictures of scenery with people, ..... World Heritage (Location: Nepal)

I took pictures of architecture and people on the street at a World Heritage site.
I decided on the picture composition and photographed the people who entered the screen. I was able to depict part of the lives of the people living there.
You wait for a shutter chance by paying attention to the people coming into the photo frame, profiles, and the colors of their costumes. The point is that the photographer him- or herself should blend into the scene. To cope with moving subjects, you should select a faster shutter speed and be cautious about camera shake.


Sample photo
Taken with: GR Digital ●1/410 sec ●F7.1 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.0 ●WB:MANUAL
Sample photo
Taken with: GR Digital ●1/410 sec ●F7.1 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.0 ●WB:MANUAL
Sample photo
Taken with: GR Digital ●1/350 sec ●F7.1 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.0 ●WB:MANUAL
Sample photo
Taken with: GR Digital ●1/1000 sec ●F3.5 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.0 ●WB:MANUAL



Focus on natural beauty, ... (Location: Nepal)

A number of row boats were moored along the shore of a lake in the early morning. I succeeded in capturing the serenity of the lake and the colorful images of the boats before they were rented by sightseers. I suggest that you go out before the sightseers and take a walk looking for shooting targets.



Taken with: GR Digital ●1/84 sec ●F2.4 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.0 ●WB:AUTO



Shoot night scenes, ... World Heritage (Location: Peru)

The lit-up cathedral was too large to fit into the camera screen. I used a wide-conversion lens 19 mm to do the work.
The several minutes at dusk before the remaining blue in the sky vanishes into the darkness is the best time for you to take night scenes that include atmosphere. As you have to use a slow shutter speed, a tripod and a cable switch will come in handy. If these are unavailable, place your digital camera on a bench, etc. Make sure the camera is stationary and release the shutter by using the self-timer function to prevent the camera from shaking.


Sample photo
Taken with: Caplio GX100 ●1 sec ●F9.1 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.0 ●WB:MANUAL
Sample photo
Taken with: Caplio GX100 ●1/9 sec ●F2.5 ●ISO100 ●EV-1.7 ●WB:MANUAL



Shoot in monochrome, ... (Location: Thailand)

Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn) was lit up so intensively with many lights and colors, which almost erased the original color tone the subject has. I created two types of monochrome pictures with different white balance settings.


Sample photo
Taken with: GR Digital ●4 sec ●F5.6 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.0 ●WB:MANUAL
Sample photo
Taken with: GR Digital ●4 sec ●F5.6 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.0 ●WB:MANUAL



Use the long-exposure function, .... (Location: Thailand/Peru)

A A long stretch of white wall with darkness in the background and the crisscrossing beams of vehicle lights were taken using a long exposure. (Thailand)

Sample photo

Taken with: GR Digital ●1 sec ●F5.9 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.0 ●WB:AUTO

B A plaza in a town and the light trails of the vehicles traveling on the surrounding road were photographed using the long exposure function. The picture identifies the people who moved during the exposure time and those who remained stationary. (Peru)

Sample photo

Taken with: GR Digital ●4 sec ●F9.1 ●ISO100 ●EV-0.0 ●WB:AUTO

Each vehicle has red tail lamps and intensive headlamps. You look for a shooting position where strong light can be avoided. You let a bus pass by if it approaches your shooting location since the camera will capture the light emanating from it. To get the knack for using long exposure, it is recommended that you shoot several shots with different exposure times. You will discover that the length of light trails vary depending on the length of the exposure time. There is a limit to the length of the exposure period that can be used with a handheld camera without causing camera shake. You will need to use a tripod and the cable shutter switch to eliminate this problem.


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