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Canon EOS 6D: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Colby Brown

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Sharp and In Focus: Using Tripods

A tripod is vital for your landscape work for a couple of reasons. The first relates to the time of day you will be shooting. To capture the best light with the most beautiful colors, you will need to be shooting at sunrise and sunset, when there is not much available light. When shooting in a dark environment, you need to increase the exposure time, which will result in a slow shutter speed—too slow for handheld photography.

The second reason is that when you are shooting landscapes, you usually want the entire field of view to be in focus (greater depth of field). In order to achieve this, you will need to use very small apertures, which will then require you to compensate with a longer, slower shutter speed. ...

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