Tripod Maintenance Video – 3/52

Anna and I headed back to where we both grew up and spent 25+ years of our lives before we moved to Brisbane. We both still have family back in the Woolgoolga/Coffs Harbour. It has some wonderful landscapes and I hope to bring you many more from the area over the year.

3/52 - Sandy Beach Rockpools @ Sunrise

Canon 40D @13mm, f22, Tiffen Circular Polarizer. HDR of +2,+1,0,-1,-2

This is the Sandy Beach Rock-pools after a massive low tide. The sunrise wasn’t really that special so I decided to experiment a little with a 5 bracket HDR of +2, +1, 0, -1, -2. I really wanted to make sure I captured the sea creatures  that call these rock pools home. You will see a few sea anemone & periwinkles in the foreground. (Yes there will be a blog post all about HDR’s in the coming weeks.)

To achieve a clear view into the foreground water I used my Tiffen Circular Polarizer to remove the reflections. A Polarizer is a great tool to have for landscape photography as it allows you to be creative with the reflections and it gives the clouds a little more pop.

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This week I want to share with you one of the most important things to do after a landscape shoot – cleaning the sand and/or dirt out of the legs of your tripod. It will ensure continued ease of use of your tripod for future shoots, and maintaining it will also add  years to its life. After a camera your tripod is the most important tool in landscape photography so looking after it is a must.

Sorry for the poor audio volume. I’m working on a fix for the next video.

Once again is you have any questions or want me to blog about a particular aspect of landscape photography shoot me a message via the contact page.