Big Sur, California / Landscape Photography: Behind the Lens

Big Sur, California / Landscape Photography: Behind the Lens

Big Sur, California is one of my favorite locations in Northern California. It offers photographers breathtaking views along Highway 1, rocky seascapes and of course the famous McWay Falls. One of my favorite all time photos comes from McWay Falls during the golden hour near sunset. This article covers my work behind the lens capturing this photograph. The three tips behind the lens on this photo cover: (1) Lighting, (2) Equipment, and (3) Camera Settings.

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