needing landscape tips
Hi, I have a few questions in regards to landscapes. Sorry if these questions have been asked many times already, tried doing a search just getting more confused.
I have friends who live on 2000 acres of farmland (with sheep and cattle), I had just recently mentioned to them I enjoy photography, they have offered for me to go out any time and to photograph what ever I like around the property. I have said I would give them some prints of what I capture (providing I get a good enough result's).
They tell me of beautiful areas around the place, of a particular tree that has grown all twisted, farmland of rolling hills, wombat holes near ferns and waterholes, of the sunsets behind a row of pine trees and of the very larger number of red and green dragonfly's that hover over the dams, just to name a few of the opportunities.
Ok so I usually like to take close-up photograph's to capture all the details, fill the frame with the subject and I've not taken any landscape type photograph's before. So my questions are,
what sort of things do I need to keep an eye out for with landscapes? Can I still get good results with out filters? I only have a UV filter, am I best to use or not use it? Would I benefit from using my tripod? As I like to get close up with things am I best to make sure I don't always "zoom" right in (a bad habit I have)? Does a particular lens give a better result? Any tips at all? Sorry for the "simple" questions, landscapes are a whole new world to me.
Edit - Forgot to mention that it's summer here in Australia, if that helps to know.
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