Taking a beautiful travel photos with modern DSLR nowadays seems effortless. The continuing technology advancement in digital photography and DSLR helps travelers to capture travel scenes nicely and easily without needing to know any special techniques all together. Even when there is no perfect sunlight, a bit of know-how in post processing can still produce a beautiful photo. That said, there are still times when a more professional techniques and equipment are preferred to produce a much attractive travel photo straight out of your DSLR without needing any more tedious post processing work, which is not exhilarating to most of travelers who prefer traveling rather than processing photos in front of a desktop.
One of the simplest technique for this is using CPL, circular polarizer filter. I bet you have heard enough the use of it and here I wish to show you the differences you would get from a simple piece of glass filter that many would have overlooked. Here is the best example below with one of my travel photos taken in Kawaguchiko Lake of Japan.
The above photo is taken with my Nikon D7000 and it is beautiful without any major fault on its own except some blown highlights notice in the bright sky. Hang on! The above shot is nice until you see the below shot that I took with an attached HOYA Pro-1D CPL filter.
Beautiful? Yes. More ‘Wow’ factor? Yes. More attractive? Yes. More colorful? Yes. This is the power of CPL! CPL cuts off unwanted reflection from indirect sunlight hence blown out details and colours could be restored and make your travel photos more picturesque!
By using CPL correctly (still subject to direction of sunlight and a bit of techniques required), we can all take breathtaking travel photos easily straight out of our DSLR, without needing any sort of photo processing! Off course, there are few other lens filter available for different usage as discussed in my earlier post and all of them are there to help you to eliminate unwanted time wasted in Photoshop. Happy snapping! – Travel Feeder
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