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How to set up my camera tomorrow?

Discussion in 'Help Team' started by whiskerytorpedo, May 14, 2019.

  1. whiskerytorpedo

    whiskerytorpedo Active Member

    Well tomorrow [15th May] I am spending the day in London. A visit to the V&A plus a few ales in one, or several, of the many fine pubs to be found in town, along with a general mooch around Victoria and Knightsbridge. I shall be taking my Camera, tripod and a few filters, but with the forecast for wall to wall sunshine all day, I am not sure how best to shoot. I am thinking B&W and expose for the highlights. Has anyone else got any ideas?
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  2. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    You will not win many friends using a tripod where you are planning to go and in some places along the river they aren't permitted at all.
  3. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Are there many? I think the immediate area around the London eye is one but I don't know of others. Go toward the millenium bridge and they abound (last time I was there).
  4. Gezza

    Gezza Well-Known Member

    Tripods or friends ?
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  5. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    A monopod is a better bet.
    Exposures are always about the lighting. A preset is not the answer. Just react to each situation appropriately. And preferably shoot raw to give you the maximum headroom.
  6. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Many areas where use of tripods is not permitted.
  7. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    What camera? Modern cameras seem to have made tripods less necessary than they used to be
  8. whiskerytorpedo

    whiskerytorpedo Active Member

    Yes, sorry more details would have been helpful. I shall be using an Olympus E-PL9 with a 14-42 kit lens. Filters will be a polariser, a 10 stop ND and a 1-4 stop variable ND. I don't have a specific plan in mind but I enjoy shooting in B&W and it suits urban photography. I also would like to try some longer exposures to try and capture the movement of a bustling city. Anyway it should be an interesting day.
  9. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Too late now. So how did it go?
    Have you lernt through real experience something worth passing on. If so, are you wiling to share?
    RogerMac likes this.

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