Backdrops and Tips for that Perfect Grand Canyon Photo
If you want to impress family and friends with amazing photos from your visit, here are
some views you must capture during your Vegas to Grand Canyon tour:
- Las Vegas Valley
- Lake Mead and Lake Las Vegas aerials
- Hoover Dam aerials
- Fortification Hill
- Grand Canyon aerials—above and below the rim!
- Hualapai Indian Reservation
- Eagle Point view
- Guano Point view
- Colorado River aerial
- Grand Canyon Skywalks
Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and Valley of Fire are among the world's top travel destinations.
Make the most of your photo opportunities with the following tips to help you best capture these breathtaking views from our Maverick Helicopters tours:
- Cameras: It doesn't matter whether you have a disposable, manual or digital camera.
Just be sure to bring the one you're used to shooting with along with some spare
batteries. Large-format, Polaroid or video cameras are also fun to try out and can
provide different perspectives of the landscapes.
- Film: If you aren't using a digital camera, you may want to have a couple of types
of film on hand. Generally, film is given an ASA or ISO speed rating between 100
and 800, based on its sensitivity to light. Higher numbers are better suited to
landscapes where there isn't much light. You'll want to use a 100-speed film during
the brightest daylight hours. If you're shooting in the morning or early evening,
a 400-speed film is the better choice. TIP: Black and white film can make for remarkable
pictures at the Grand Canyon.
- Lighting: Strong, direct sunlight can wash out a landscape. Sometimes it's better
to photograph during sunrise or sunset when the light is softer—plus, you'll capture
deeper shades of red and orange in the rocks. TIP: You may want to use your flash
for evening shots when photographing people or wildlife. A flash can also fill light
in some of the darker, shadowed sides of the canyons, rock formations or dam.
- Composition: Though landscape shots seem like a cinch, they can be quite tricky. Generally,
the faster your shutter speed, the more detail and sharpness your photo will have.
You also might try framing a distant scene with a strong foreground object—a tree,
rock or person. Just make sure you are standing only an arm's length away from it.
This technique lets you spotlight the distant background and creates a 3-D effect.
- Stability: If you take one of our helicopter tours, there is often vibration and movement due to the engine
and rotor blades. Professional photographers usually have a VR (vibration reduction)
lens to address this issue. The best thing you can do is to try not to let any part
of your arm touch the frame of the helicopter while you're shooting.
- Patience: When you visit these remarkable locations, almost every moment is a photo opportunity!
So relax and don't worry. You'll have plenty of chances
to get a great shot. In fact, the opportunities are so abundant, they'll reveal themselves
at every dip and turn of the helicopter ride.
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