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| p.1 #4 · Beginning landscape photographer...what's a must have in my bag? |
I am thinking that you are asking a lot in one thread. There is no shortcut where you can learn about filters and post processing in one thread. Post processing alone will be a skill that will take you years to get down...
Ben gave some good advice, you certainly need more than a 14mm lens.
In general, you will need a 17-35mm, a 24-120mm and a 70-200mm. Or in that range. As Ben mentioned, you will want a polarizer for each lens, and beyond that, since you are a beginner, that's all I would suggest.
For post processing, again, since you are a beginner, I would really suggest just getting the latest Photoshop Elements. You can pick that up for around $80 at Costco or Sams Club. Stay simple to start, don't try to do too much at once.
Now with the gear, Dustin gave you the very best advice... get out there and shoot... You live in an area that is full of Landscape opportunities. Don't wait to go on this extended trip to try and learn Landscape Photography, learn it now, which I am hoping you have been trying.
Okay, so my addition, rather then try to tell you how to blend with Layer Masks, or what settings to set your camera on. I am simply going to suggest that you do as Dustin suggested, get out and shoot, and then start posting your shots here. The best way for us to know how to help you is for you to post some of your shots (4 photos max per thread) and then let others comment, and you learn from that... OJT is the best kind of training...