Weather Photography Hints, Tips and Advice.
Infrared Filters. I am thinking about getting an Infrared filter for my Pentax K100D. I like the results I've seen on some of the websites I've looked at. Does anyone here use this type of filter?
Are they used in any type of weather photography?
I agree with Howard (and he should know judging by the stunning landscapes he produces).
It is a good way to learn, if your camera has manual control. It also exploits one of the benefits of digital i.e. you take loads of shots at differing exposures and find out what works.
As a quick fix, if your camera has an aperture priority mode, you can use that and 'force' it to use a smaller aperture.
If you mean your pictures lack the 'pop' of some on here, then it is a different matter. Exposure is only one part. Composition is king, followed by lots of other things like tonal balance, saturation, white balance, dynamic range and post processing skills. It is a steep learning curve which you never get to the top of!
I am sure others on here will give some good tips.
They are OK, but I still prefer Gimp in 90% of cases.
This is opensource software (i.e it's free!) from www.gimp.org
You must install the GTK runtime environment' before the main program.
Also the help section is a separate download.
Put some of the links together supplied by members and added a couple.
General Weather Photography
Camera Edit Software
Video Edit Software