>Guys >I will be travelling soon and as such im going to be taking a >lot of landscape scenery shots >The place im going to is very sunny but also a very >scenic/green area >I am unsure as to what to do when im faced with a situation >where I have a bright and sunny day and I have a small river >with a lots of greenery around >Where do I meter from given that the sky is going to be very >bright and the trees and surrounding will be quite >underexposed due to shade
In bright conditions such as what you're describing, the simplest solution is to use the old Sunny 16 rule. Just set aperture to f/16 (which is your landscape aperture anyways) set ISO to 100 and shutter to 1/100s. That should give you correct exposure.
>I have seen some topics where people do a few shots and then >combine them so they have a few exposures from different areas >of the scene into the one shot >Whats the easiest way to do that without moving the focus >point.
Generally, the process is to use manual settings. So set M mode and set your exposure as above. You can auto focus or manually focus...it doesn't matter much as your focus will likely be set to infinity.