Ultimate Guidance 101: Desert Photography
Deserts are one of the most beautiful yet dangerous locations for photography. The sand domes and dunes with the color hues of skies are nothing but surreal. To anyone who has never done desert photography before, team WPC has handpicked tips on how to prepare for desert photography!
Tips for Desert Photography:
The adrenaline rush is real, and so are the desert conditions. The weather is harsh and unpredictable. This is why staying in touch with practicality is very important.
Make sure you carry enough water bottles, supplements, sunscreen, and sunshades to protect yourself from the sun. Apart from this, make sure you have enough sheets to cover yourself during the night.
Get ready to trek:
Most of the sand dunes will already be discovered. And to get to the undiscovered ones you will have to trek a bit. Make sure you have GPS, markets, and hiking boots to not get lost and get sunstroke.
Watch out for the weather:
From extreme heat to bone freezing cold the weather situations in the desert shift day to day. If it rains the sand will not help you save yourself, so try to save yourself near slot canyons. Whereas, rain in the desert is going to be a great opportunity for you to get some scenic shots for desert photography.
Respect the desert:
We get that desert photography is exciting but the desert ecosystem should remain unharmed. Always look out and research well for your location to find out the thing or organisms you would be encountering in the desert.
Plan your desert photography color palette:
The color available to work with is minimal so you often have to reside with contrasts. Contrasts and complementary colors will help you stand out with the shoot.
Striking objects like cracks of the rocks or mud hills or sand dunes can act like striking features. A cherry on top would be combining all of this at the golden hour. It will have the best light source and time to bring the best shadows and light!
With this, we come to an end to our list of tips on desert photography. Let us know some of your favorite experiences with desert photography. Until then, walk away.