Maple Leaf shooting equipment preparation and light utilization
- Dec 11, 2019
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To say the most representative of autumn image, the golden and flaming maple leaf is definitely on the list. Many people are flocking to it because of its gorgeous colors. Appreciating and photographing Maple has become an essential trip in autumn. Here, digiphoto & nbsp; editorial department starts with equipment preparation, hoping that readers can enjoy the autumn scenery and leave the most beautiful maple leaf with their cameras.
Basically, any camera can be used as the main force to shoot maple leaves. The key point is whether the focal section of the lens can meet the shooting requirements. Although the standard lens is enough for most scenes, in order to capture the close-up of maple leaf, the telescope lens is still an indispensable equipment. As for the super wide angle lens, it is for personal needs, which can be used when shooting large scenes. If it is difficult to carry multiple lenses, the tourist lens is also a good choice. If there is any spare power, we can prepare some auxiliary equipment to improve the image quality, such as c-pl polarizer or tripod.
- 超广角镜头：例如16-35mm 或17-40mm ，可以纳入广阔的景色，营造强烈的视觉张力。
- 标准镜头：像是 24-70mm（FF）或 17-55mm（APS-C），进可攻退可守，符合多数拍摄需求。
&Nbsp; ▲ left: no polarizer; right: polarizer. Adjusting the polarizer in place is helpful to improve the saturation. Maple Leaf regulator
If you are a Canon camera user, don't forget to download a group of maple leaf picturestyle & nbsp; called "Autumn & nbsp; hues & nbsp;" on Canon's official website before you start to hunt maple. It can accurately reproduce red and yellow colors, and help players easily take bright and bright maple leaf photos. Users can use the EOS utility to set the style file in the camera, or use the original D & nbsp; PP software for the specified photos after shooting.
▲ use Autumn & nbsp; & nbsp; hues.
▲ default value standard. Shun Guang
The biggest advantage of shunguang is that it can faithfully present the details and colors of the subject. Therefore, when you are moved by the brilliant red maple leaf color in front of you, you may consider taking a view from the perspective of shunguang, so that the maple red of the mountain can have a more prominent color performance. In addition, when the maple leaf is based on the blue sky, the smooth direction will also make the blue of the sky more saturated and thorough, making the picture look pleasing to the eye and adding points to the work. However, the contour and lines of the maple leaf are not obvious and shadow is not easy to be produced under the smooth light, so the presentation of the three-dimensional sense of the smooth light is not so ideal.
It is easy to get a proper exposure under smooth conditions, but exposure compensation can still be used to make the image further conform to its own creation concept. Photography: Louis & nbsp; Liu & nbsp;.
▲ all scenes are bathed in light when shooting in smooth light, which can completely present color and details. Photography: Lin Jiaxing (above), Yang (below). Backlight
As backlight is the light source from behind the maple leaf, as long as the exposure degree of the main body is well controlled, it can not only show the light transmittance of the maple leaf, but also set off the beauty of its outline and line. In order to avoid the influence of backlight environment on the main metering, it is recommended to use point metering mode, or to increase exposure compensation, to present the transparent texture of the veins. In addition, backlight shooting has a great chance to face the sun. At this time, you can try to shrink the aperture to make the sun from the gap appear star effect, adding different elements to the maple leaf photo. However, you should pay attention to whether the flare and ghost of the lens will affect the visual experience, and you can master the ideal picture from several different angles. As for the top light at noon, because it is difficult to present the outline and level of maple leaf, it is generally not conducive to the shooting of maple leaf. However, as long as we master the above characteristics and use backlight shooting, we will have a chance to shoot good works at noon.
▲ when facing the sun, try to reduce the aperture to show the star effect and add different elements to the picture. Photograph: higrace.
It is easy to present the transparent texture of maple leaf when viewing from the backlight angle. Photo: Yang.
The backlight environment can make good use of spot metering to achieve the ideal image effect. Photography: Huang Weiqi. Oblique beam
Shooting most of the subjects, the level and texture of oblique light have definitely added points, of course, it is also a quite recommended lighting method for shooting maple leaves. Since the light comes from the left and right sides of the subject, it can not only show the outline and details of the maple leaf, but also contribute to the presentation of the stereoscopic sense and shadow, especially the oblique light after sunrise and before sunset is the most attractive, because the incident angle is low, so it can show a dramatic light and shadow effect, which is used in the shooting of the maple leaf with strong stereoscopic sense and distinct layers, and is quite popular with players Favor, so as long as the shooting time is properly controlled, you can capture the image with more ideal light.
In addition, the large shadow accompanied by oblique light is easy to form a high contrast picture. At this time, we should pay attention to metering and timely use exposure compensation. For example, the background is a valley or rock covered by shadow ridge, so the camera may need to increase the exposure value, which results in overexposure of the main maple leaf. At this time, it is necessary to reduce the exposure compensation and restore the light, shade and color of the scene. Or you can also improve the success rate of shooting by surrounding the exposure and selecting the right photos from it.
How bright is the main body of maple leaf and how much detail should be left in the background? Making good use of different photometry modes and exposure compensation can help to quickly adjust the image effect. Photo: grizzly bear.
▲ oblique light brings obvious shadow and contrast, which helps to present the stereoscopic feeling. Photographer: Guo Zhibin.
▲ as long as you master the shooting time, you will have the opportunity to capture the charming light. Photo: Yang. Raw & nbsp; record format
Use different angles of light to interpret maple leaves. Pay attention to appropriate exposure correction at any time to make the image conform to the picture in mind. Exposure compensation and surrounding exposure function are small helpers that can be used to leave beautiful maple leaves as soon as possible. In addition, remember to use raw file format for storage, so as to maintain the best post elasticity, which will be very helpful for exposure correction.