Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Photos of farmers at work

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

55% OFF new PortraitPro 12 - use code EPHZROS414.
Category: Transport

Photographing farmers harvesting crops - It's harvest time which means there's plenty of farm machinery in fields to photograph.

Posted:
Print Article Add Comment Add CommentJargon Buster: Off Jargon Buster: Off
This time of year you can often find yourself queuing in a very long line of traffic following a farmer in his tractor driving at a snail like pace. The queuing part isn't fun but a farmer heading to a field does give you a chance to capture a few harvesting shots.

Dust Storm by cameracat
"Dust Storm" by cameracat.

Gear
If you want to capture the crop as well as the tractor or combine harvester take your wide angle lens along. But if the machinery's your focus take your telephoto along so you don't have to be stood anywhere near the blades to get it in shot.

Technique
If there's no public access stay out of the field. In fact, as tractors and other farm machinery will be in use it's probably safer for you to stand on the edge even if you can access the field. Close-ups of the machines in action are often more interesting than a long, distant shot but if you do want to include more of the field, using a small aperture will give you ample depth-of-field to give your shot front to back sharpness.

As farm machinery doesn't generally move that quickly you'll have ample time to take a good look around the viewfinder to make sure the shot's in focus and that your horizon's straight.

To emphasis the size of the machinery get down low and shoot up or shoot it head on. Make use of the tracks and marks left by the tractor too as they're a great way to lead the eye into the shot.

To ensure the colour you capture is the colour you keep, use
Datacolor - the Colour Management Experts.

Enter ePHOTOzine's
exclusive competition and you could win 1 of 3 Spyder3 prizes.




You've read the article, now go take some fantastic images. You can then upload the pictures, plus any advice and suggestions you have into the dedicated Photo Month forum for everyone at ePHOTOzine to enjoy.


Explore More

10 Tips On Transport Photography

10 Top Transport Photography Tips

Here are 10 more tips to help you take better photos of trai...

5 Ways To Be More Creative With Transport Shots

5 Ways To Take More Creative Shots Of Cars

We have a few more transport photography tips to help you ta...

Light Trails With Pentax Gear

Photographing Light Trails With Your Pentax

Have a go at photographing light trails with your Pentax gea...

Comments

There are no comments here! Be the first!
- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.