Namibian Landscape Photography From a Moving Vehicle

January 12, 2012 · 2 comments

in Lifestyle,Scapes,Travel,Tutorials

This past December I went to visit my Windhoek family in Swakopmund for 10 days. I wanted to spend as much time with the family as possible, so time for photographic excursions was pretty limited. This is where “drive by shooting” came in handy!

How to take landscape photographs from a moving vehicle:

1. Open the vehicle window so that you don’t pick up reflections on the window surface.

2.Use a really fast shutter speed. For a bright sunny day 1/1000 sec should do. For overcast days or late afternoon, use a faster shutter speed to compensate.

3. When selecting your shutter speed, check that your aperture is a large number (ie: f/16 and bigger numbers) so that your landscape has a large depth of field. For low light conditions, you may need to bump up your ISO to prevent camera shake from the moving vehicle.

4. Check the images on the camera – Zoom in to see if the photos are sharp. If they are blurred, you need to use a faster shutter speed, or increase your ISO.


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Jermaine March 3, 2012 at 11:57 pm

WOW! Very few people ever have the opportunity to see such beauty with their own eyes. Very fortunate we are able to see these through the lens of a professional photographer!!

rikki hibbert March 6, 2012 at 9:44 am

Thanks Jermaine!

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