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Camera House : Better Pictures 8
tried to walk around Dove Lake with two foot of fresh snow only to get 50m before I was waist deep in snow and not going anywhere!” He suggests that the most essential accessory for landscape work would be a steady tripod. “Not only does it teach you to slow down and compose your image correctly, but it's essential for longer exposures which is what a lot of my work demands. Exposures are typically one second or more, so a steady tripod is critical to ensure there's no camera shake.” So, what are the essential ingredients for a great shot? According to Tom the answer is simple. “Great light, great composition, correct technique! It's that simple! It always has been and always will be!” See more of Tom’s work at tomputtphotographicworkshops.com. Learn about his upcoming workshops to Cradle Mountain, Flinders Ranges, and Kangaroo Island. Lamington National Park, QLD West McDonnell Ranges, NT. ■ ■CapeWoolamai,sunset ■ Mount Gerygong • Tomiyama arT Panorama 617 film camera • canon 5D mark ii • canon 5D • canon 16-35mm wiDe-angle lens • canon 50mm f/1.8 lens • canon 70-200mm f/2.8 lens • canon 100mm macro lens • TriPoD – i have 3! • neuTral DensiTy filTers • Polarisers • oTher biTs anD Pieces InsIde Tom’s bag a location they may not have been to, we show them the best spots to go to and when, as well as teaching them all the post-production techniques they’ll need to have their images look their very best.” Which begs the question, how to deal with extreme weather and still get a great shot? Imagine I’ve come to Cradle Mountain and woken upto2ftoffreshsnow–whatdoIneedtodoto improve my chances of getting a great shot? I ask. “Sounds like my dream weather for our winter workshop there in August,” laughs Tom. “Firstly you've got to be prepared for conditions like that – suitable footwear, layers of clothing which includes thermals, polar fleece, gloves, beanie, etc. otherwise you won't last five minutes out there. Some of the coldest weather I've ever experienced was standing on the shores of Dove Lake photographing into an icy stiff wind with the wind chill at minus 10-15 degrees. I had all the clothes I could possibly put on and I was still cold. It was unbearable! Other times I've Tom’s Top TIps • always waiT for The besT lighT. • comPosiTion is king! look for someThing unique. • ask yourself, "woulD i hang This on my wall?" if noT, move on! • look for more Than jusT one shoT. shooT The obvious, anD Then challenge yourself To see someThing else. feaTure OUTDOORS 14 012_Bpics8_Outdoor_v3.indd 14 7/03/12 10:33 AM
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