Riding to the Ranch

Tip: Shooting at a low f-stop in the middle of the day

I shot this photo below with the Sony A7r and the Leica 35mm all the way at f/1.4. Whenever you shoot wide-open in the daytime, often there is too much light that gets let in. I usually go into manual mode and make the shutter speed uber-fast, like 1/8000. I let the ISO float with Auto-ISO. This way, the light level is always right and the quick shutter speed ensures a sharp photo!

Daily Photo – Riding to the Ranch

Here's a photo from my recent trip to Yellowstone. I stayed at an amazing ranch there. But, in order to get to the ranch, you either have to hike for 5 hours, ride a horse for 3 hours, or take a wagon for 1.5 hours. I chose the hiking and got an early start. While walking, some of my other friends came rumbling by on the wagon, and that's when I got this photo.

Riding to the Ranch

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/5000
  • Aperture
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

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  • http://www.ahles.nl/ Patrick Ahles

    Awesome shot, the short DOF gives it a special look!

  • susan ratcliff

    Awesome Trey :)

  • Tom

    Nice which ranch was that? 5hour hike sounds like its well out of the way into the wilds!!

  • http://photokaz.com/ Mike

    So what was the aperture? :)

  • Robert M. Agician

    That is an awesome shot Trey. I was wondering if you have an email that I could talk to you through, i have so many questions about what you do. this bog helps a lot but doesn’t answer all of them.

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