I went to Yellowstone to check out the free photo workshops offered by Canon (click the WORKSHOPS button, and then click each park's tab to see its schedule). George Lepp was here this weekend, so coupled with FREE!, I couldn't resist.
Here are some snaps, most of them right as they came out of a Canon 5D Mark II.
I set saturation to +3 or +4 in Picture Styles (the six-pointed button on the left rear), and set white balance usually to Auto (AWB), and set WB trim to A4 (more amber). I also set exposure compensation to -2/3 for most of the daylight shots, as I do for all my Canon digital cameras when the colors are amped-up.
Once you set this, you get what I got below. All of Canon's current DSLRs have the same adjustments, so the results from any other current Canon, even older ones since the Digital Rebel XTi and 30D of 2006, would be indistinguishable. Use the 10-22mm lens instead of the 17-40mm L to get these wide angles on the 1.6x cameras.
Friday, 07 August 2009
We arrived last night.
This morning we had a great breakfast on the lake, checked out of one hotel, and then snapped away at the Grand Prismatic Springs.
We then checked into the Old Faithful Inn.
After checking into the Inn, we went to the workshop and checked into the free workshop.
Free Photo Workshop Registration, 12:51 PM.
Free Gear Handout Desk, 1:07 PM.
George Lepp Teaching, 1:31 PM.
That was it for us at the workshop. Heh heh, I made some great snaps in just a couple of hours!
We packed it up, and headed over for lunch next to Hamilton's Store.
We drove around looking for animals later that afternoon, came back to hear a lecture by George Lepp, and then dinner.