When you travel to some places, you are likely to take photos to better record your journey. This article shall share you some useful advice for shooting temples and palaces during your Tibet travel.
The Potala Palace
The palace in the picture is the Potala Palace, one of the most famous palaces in the world. It locates in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. If you want to shoot it, telephoto lens should be equipped to compress the depth of field while taking the full view of the palace at a long distance; while when taking a close shot, wide angle, super wide angle and even fisheye lens should be used for exaggerated display. When you take photos inside a palace, if flash lamp is not allowed to be used, try to take photos with large aperture, high sensitivity and a tripod. Take good care of the equipment and avoid them to be damaged by squeezing or touching from others when there are too many tourists. You should also be careful to protect your equipment from any butter.
Usually it is forbidden to use flash lamp in temples, so it is necessary to equip a digital camera with large aperture lens or supporting high ISO. Of course, some temples, through negotiating, will allow you to use flash lamp and then you may add an outer glow to get better effect. However, if you are not allowed to use flash light inside the temple, a tripod can be applied to help get clearer and more satisfactory photos.
There’s butter everywhere inside the temples in Tibet and you should be careful protecting the camera from it, especially when you play back the photos for the people in them, don’t let the curious Tibetan pilgrims touch your camera or the lens.
Flashlight and head lamp can be very useful in temples. It is probably for creating a mysterious religious atmosphere that the temples are generally dim. You are recommended to carry with you some lighting tools to see clearly some important wall paintings, sculptures and other cultural relics.
Zhada Clay Forest
When you shoot Zhada Clay Forest, it’s better to use wide angle lens to express its imposing manner and use long-focus lens to display its detailed shadows. At the same time you should pay attention to protect your camera from wind and dust. Fasten the foot stools when using a tripod to take photos.
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