A MONUMENTAL CAMERA – Putting the Panasonic TZ3 Through Its Paces in Monument Valley
A) Just because you use a point and shoot doesn′t mean you can′t use a polarizing filter. Compare the differences between the image shot without it and then with it. Simply place the filter in front of the lens and rotate it until the sky and colors are more saturated. It′s better if you work with the camera on a tripod to do this.
With the Polarizer
B) Exploit the wide zoom range of the TZ3. Shoot at the wide setting to include everything to show the environmental shot and then zoom in to show the details.
Wide Angle setting
Flash turned off photo #1
Flash turned off photo #2
Notice the great natural colors that are recorded at sunset!
Include clouds in the image to give the sky more drama
Use natural features to create a frame around your subject
Use that polarizing filter to add punch and more vibrant color to your photos.
Vary your compositions by shooting both horizontals and verticals.
All images © Russ Burden, Denver DPA Instructor