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How to Photograph Utah's Red Rock Country
Some photography tips for capturing Utah's Red Rock Country on film.

Here's How:

  1. Head for red rock country. Any of Utah's National Parks will do.
  2. Camp. It allows you to be right in the landscape, and makes it easier to get to photo spots for sunrise and sunset.
  3. Use a film with a good compromise of film speed and grain to get the sharpest picture.I suggest a film around 100 ASA.
  4. Use a tripod to get the steadiest shots.
  5. Use a warming filter when shooting in the middle of the day. (This filter will reduce the blue castyou will get in the shadows).
  6. Pay attention to your composition. Don't get carried away because it is so beautiful there. Think aboutwhat you are trying to say with your photograph.

Tips:

  1. It is best to get there in the early morning or late evening when the light is best.
  2. Get a good field guide so that you can identify the plants and animals you encounter.
  3. If possible, spend more than 1 day, and use the first day as a 'scouting' day. Find out where the sun rises and sets, and scout out potential locations.

Backroads of Utah
by Theresa A. Husarik

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