Question by tammy w: Grand Canyon Trip Photography Tips?
II and my husband are going to a few “photo opp” areas and would like to know the best way to take some pictures. I have a Nikon D40 with a telephoto and standard lens. I was reading that filters maybe useful. Would it be worth the money to get some, and which ones would be useful if they are recommended?
We are planning to go to a few parks; the Valley of Fire, Zion, Bryce and Grand Canyon. If there are recommendations on what to brush up on, or sites that maybe useful, it would be appreciated!! We are also staying in Las Vegas, so tips for fun pictures there would also be useful. Thank you!!
I’m not sure if we will have this opportunity again for some time, so it would be great to get some nice pictures! Thank you for your help!
Answer by Bernd
Your camera and lens kit should be fine. I would take a good tripod also and a remote shutter release or learn to use the timer for group shots and to avoid camera shake at slow shutter speeds. A polaroid filter might be useful to control canyon haze. Frame some of canyon shots with people, without people, sometimes add a foreground object like a big rock, or a green bush, to add scale.
Also think about visiting Monument Valley, Goosenecks of the San Juan, Canyonlands National Park near Moab Utah. Maybe read an Edward Abbey book or two. he wrote fiction and non-fiction. The Monkey Wrench Gang is a classic.
Go to the AAA and ask for the Indian Country map.
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