shooting in the desert
Posted 07 March 2011 - 02:43 AM
Posted 10 March 2011 - 07:23 PM
Without knowing your desired style. I prefer shooting on the Cine D or Cine V scene files because they seem to give me a good latitude.
It's likely going to be very bright, and the time of day will matter a lot. You want to try and shoot when the sun is just skimming the rocky hills and mountains, so that you get the most contrast on those ridges. Some days it gets hazy at certain hours and that may or may not work for you.
If you're shooting people, bring a flexible reflector, or shiny bounce boards.
For setting the brightness, try using the built in ND filters to knock down the exposure as much as possible, then use your iris to make minute adjustments.
The sound travels REALLY FAR, so if sound matters, be ware of crowds. Also, they are really strict about permits... If it's a big setup, make sure you have that covered.
My favorite locations:
Devils Golf Course
Donte's Peak (at sunset)
Stovepipe Sand Dunes
Edited by Nathan Blair, 10 March 2011 - 07:27 PM.