Top Tips To Keep Your Camera In Excellent Condition

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Top Tips To Keep Your Camera In Excellent Condition

A professional photographer knows that his camera is his greatest asset. Keeping the camera properly protected and well maintained will keep it in working condition for a long, long time. While many know how to take a good picture, not all know about the ways to extend their camera’s life. To get the most out of your camera, here are some effective tips, which I have used and found highly rewarding.

Camera bag means more safety

Most often people think a camera bag is an extra burden to carry around. They just stuff the camera in their bag, purse or suitcase or worse still some people carry the camera in their hands just like they would carry a smartphone. This would scratch the camera surface easily and the delicate parts may be clogged with dust. Therefore, a camera bag is necessary.

Camera bag also keeps your camera safe from the weather. Even on a rainy day, you can use your camera safely provided you keep it inside the bag, when not in use. Since, camera bags are available in various colors, designs, and prices you can easily pick one that suits you in all aspects.

Proper lens and LCD screen care

awesome photo apparatusIf you think that the usual cleaning products you use for glass such as Windex is sufficient for cleaning, the camera lens, and the LCD screen, you can very well forget your camera. The cleaning product can destroy the antiglare cover present in the lens. The camera lens and LCD screen should be cleaned with special equipment. Buy a cleaning kit that has microfiber cloths, brushes and liquid solutions from a reputed camera store designed specifically for the camera lens and LCD screen. You can keep your camera safe always this way.

Weatherproofing

Cameras are delicate instruments. You have minute connectors, buttons, and circuit boards, which need to be handled with care. So when you have to shoot during bad weather especially in the winter, use a waterproof camera bag for carrying the camera. I once had an assignment taking photos of a leaky basement for an advertisement. I was afraid that I would let the camera slip down into the moist basement.

To prevent the basement from flooding and causing extensive damage, it is best to use an efficient sump pump, such as the ones available at http://sumppumpjudge.com/. Just as you keep your home waterproof with the necessary measures, keeping the camera safe in a waterproof bag, when you are working in harsh cold weather conditions is vital.

You can also use silica desiccant packets placed plastic bags for wrapping the camera to reduce moisture. A soft towel also helps to keep the moisture away.

Use battery only when needed

Batteries leak acid and this is known to everyone. Still many people do not care enough to remove the batteries from the camera, if it is stored for a long period without use. Since most batteries are in lithium or alkaline format, keeping them in the camera makes them corrode due to moisture buildup. So remove the batteries from the camera, before you store it. If you find corrosion in the battery, use an eraser to clear the corrosion.

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How To Take Excellent Family Photographs

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How To Take Excellent Family Photographs

One of the toughest jobs that I’ve ever done is photographing kids. Well, for one they don’t do as you say and taking portrait shots is well near impossible. Further, with their parents nearby, they tend to put up tantrums, which can be quite annoying, when you are trying to get the right settings. I recently went on a family photography assignment. There were two kids: five years old boy and two years old girl. Both were vying for attention from their parents and wanted to be the only ones with their parents in the snaps and it took a lot of convincing from the parents and me to get them all together and have the required shots.

With this alone taking up much of my time, imagine the effort involved in making them pose according to my wishes! In fact, the parents confessed that they had to take extra care, while driving over for the photo shoot as the little girl was quite a handful. Fortunately, they had purchased a splendid and safe convertible car seat from CarSeatExperts, to keep the child safe. One good thing that the assignment taught me was what to do and not to do, while taking family photographs. Here are some tips that I hope would let you avoid the pitfalls and take great shots without much input from the family.

Proper shots

Family portraits are to be cherished for many years and some are even handed down the family generation after generation. You certainly are happy looking at the young age photos of your grandfather and great grandfather, and on how they had been in their time. It is therefore important to ensure the photographs are not stilted or awkward. Actually, there are innumerable numbers of ways to compose a wonderful and fun filled shot.

Positioning

This is a key factor in the photograph turning out as an exceptional one.  The placement depends on the number of people you are dealing with and the space present. But as in the case of the family I dealt with, it is easy to form a pleasant looking circle. You can get all of them sitting down and holding hands and use the wide angle or standard lens and take the shot from above. You can use a ladder. But make sure the kids are not too adventurous and trip you over. Having such active kids can drain you out easily. The family showed me the safe car seat installed in their car to prevent the kids from getting into mischief and I agreed that it was certainly needed.

Group snaps

In case of a larger family, you need to get the members to stand in groups. For instance, make the taller young people stand behind, while center the older people by making them sit, with the children sitting or kneeling down in front. And remember that tall people should be at the edges of the photograph. For a more casual appearance, don’t arrange them according to height. It will look contrived and will not be pleasing to the eye. An external flash gives a sharp picture and more depth.

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Tips On Night Photography

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Tips On Night Photography

One of the most challenging jobs to take on is capturing the night sky. Though I have done quite a bit of night photography, the best I have done until date is the Fourth of July fireworks display, I shot this year. Capturing the essence of the fireworks without sacrificing the backdrop was a challenge, but one, which I took on determinedly, and the photos were spectacular. The client who commissioned the job was very happy and gave me a few other assignments, which I have to admit, were not as exciting the fireworks job.

With the technology you get now, you’d think that night photography would be easier. But even with the latest in digital focus, it is difficult to capture the mood. While some nights you get overcast or grey skies, some are star lit and a few others have moving clouds. To capture the effect without spoiling the beauty of the nighttime lights, you need to have your shutter speeds longer.  Here are some night photography tips.

To get the moving stars in your shot with the same magical effect as in the sky, you need to have a good tripod and plenty of patience. The camera mode should be turned to bulb shooting and lens should be tuned to infinity. The cable release helps you to capture the moving stars easily. While the exposure for such shots extends from a few couple of minutes to many hours, you need to consider the battery life and timing composition.

Appropriate location

Rural countryside is the best spot for capturing the stars as the artificial lights in the city interfere with the natural night sky lighting. Even when I drive in my car, I find the countryside easier, as you don’t get those glaring headlights often. But to be on the safer side, I have my car fitted with a nice LED light bar I purchased at LED Lights Planet.

Best light

While capturing a long star trail, many beginners keep the shutter open for interminable amount of time. The impact of ambient light is ignored by them and the effect of residual light such as moonlight on the longer shutter speed. When you keep the shutter open for over 20 minutes about one hour after sunset, the camera will sense it, as a daytime shot and the shot will not turn out good. To get a better shot, you need to try this with on a new moon or well after moonset or before moonrise. This is because the starlight is clearer at such times.

Polar lights

For capturing Aurora borealis, you need to be extra attentive. Since the phenomenon is famous for its spectacular light changes where in the solar particles move at rapid speed, you will find it pretty hard to capture the right lighting.  To get a perfect aurora borealis shot, anchor the camera on your tripod and set it for longer exposure. Set the ISO at 100 to 400 and the shutter speed at 30 seconds. The inbuilt light meter is more useful for day setting, so don’t depend on it. A fast and wide-angle lens is best suited here.

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Quad Copters and Photography

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Quad Copters and Photography

When you hear the phrase “Quad copter” what comes to mind? Maybe someone sitting in an open field at a park and enjoying the recreational flight of an unmanned aircraft? Back in the day they used to be simple remote controlled helicopters and the like, but today these “toys” are becoming more and more sophisticated, to the point where they’re even used by photographers and individuals who sell their footage to news outlets. Depending on where you are in the world, some or all of this commercial usage might be illegal for drone aircraft like quad copters, but there are near endless loopholes available.

In the United States at least, if you aren’t technically selling any footage from a quad copter, then you’re not using it for commercial purposes. That means you could post the video on a website of your own, or pretty much anywhere else you can post videos and you would be more or less safe. Now, I’m not giving out legal advice here and I don’t want anyone to act on my words, thinking that I am. I know the laws are different between the different states in the USA, so you’ll want to check for yourself before you go doing anything you shouldn’t.

In many other parts of the world, quad copters are simply illegal, with or without an attached recording device. They’re invasive, sometimes noisy and always unwanted when they show up. Some people might even mistake them for military drones and throw a fit, which they’d be perfectly within their rights to do if you ask me.

I’ve actually been looking into getting a device of my own. After reading up on them at http://quadcopterguru.com/ and a handful of other websites, I find I’m pretty pleased with the technology; it’s finally at a level where I’d actually consider putting money into it.

But whether I can legally use it here in the UK or not depends on many of the factors I already mentioned, like whether the device is being used in an invasive manner. You know how there are some people who just hate having their picture taken? I’m not thinking of snooping on anybody here, but I know the possibility exists that I could end up photographing someone who would rather I didn’t, and the repercussions from that could be pretty nasty from what I’ve read on quad copters and drone laws in general, so far.

Fortunately I haven’t gone out and bought a quad copter of my own, at least not yet. There’s a lot of controversy over how easily these devices could be used for domestic spying, or snooping on people in their skivvies, or all manner of other nefarious purposes. I think I’ll just wait until this all dies down before I go out and buy myself one. That will give me plenty of time to try it out on a smaller scale, like RC helicopters or something – much cheaper, much less of an investment and much less likely to get me hit with a fine or time in a cell, at this point.

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Before and After Photography

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Before and After Photography

You’ve probably seen it on too many late night commercials or internet websites to keep count of the number – pairs of pictures which supposedly show someone’s state before and after they try some revolutionary new product. As a photographer trying to build up experience and create connections early in his career, I’ll admit I too have done some before and after photography. But the pictures I take are honestly portraying what the viewer is seeing, or I think so at least. I don’t do work for weight loss pills or other diet advertising, but I’ve done a handful of projects for tool companies.

You’d be surprised how many companies are looking to show their tools in action, yet don’t want to load their websites with demonstrative videos. They vie for still images instead, and that’s where I come in. A recent job had me following around a fellow at a workshop. He was using some tool called a reciprocating saw to make various rough cuts, and I was there to get pictures of the materials both before and after the tool was used on them. It’s pretty simple stuff, very basic, but it was also just the first step of the process for me.

Initially, the cuts from the saw would be pretty rough. Like other larger tools, I think they were designed to do work quickly and efficiently rather than finely. Wood and other materials chopped at first with the saw were then filed or sanded down to provide a smooth surface that looked like a finished product rather than a rough draft. In this case, I got those pictures too. That’s not always a requirement for these jobs. In most cases I end up signing away the rights to images like these, so I don’t have much to share. You can see what the saws look like at http://jasonsawreviews.com/ if you’re curious though.

Because I take my photography seriously, my work isn’t finished as soon as I’ve gotten through taking my pictures. That’s really just the start of it. After that I need to get back to my studio, maybe do some editing; brightening images, reducing contrast, smoothing edges, that sort of thing. But even then I still need to pass along the drafts to my client and wait to see which ones they like best. It’s not an easy job, but it’s definitely the right job for me. Much more my style than home construction and repair, though I’ll be sure to keep Jason Saw Reviews in mind if I ever need a reciprocating saw.

As for the pictures, I’m going to keep taking them and grabbing up work wherever I can find it. Photography is kind of like writing and other social arts; it’s a difficult thing to get into, but once you’ve got the history, the reviews and the long list of happy clients on your side, things get far easier. Here’s hoping I manage to get to that point while I’m still around and able to enjoy it.

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Hunting for Good Pictures

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Hunting for Good Pictures

One of the ways to make a good photo is to go hunting for it. I did this in the truest sense of the word, and went hunting for the photo to the nature with real hunters. I have a different approach to hunting and a different weapon from them. My weapon is the camera, their weapon is a crossbow. And the experience was amazing.

Let’s go back centuries ago. Hunting activity was not invented yesterday for human entertainment. It was known even to cave man because it was a method for its survival. Since those days, hunting has been a primal instinct that lurks within us. There are studies which indicate that the body of men, during hunting, produce higher levels of testosterone. In addition, at the time of the shooting, the body gets a good dose of adrenaline.

What you need for a good hunting is good condition, love for nature and a good weapon for hunting. Hunters with whom I spent my day were hunting with a crossbow. There is a great selection of crossbows, different sizes, weight and other performance. Some are designed for sport shooting and shooting at a target, others are better for hunting. Although today’s crossbows are far more advanced than the original bow and arrow of the caveman, this type of hunting is still the most similar to what our ancestors did. In addition, hunting with the crossbow allows you to shoot your target without excessive noise, and not to scare other animals in the environment. Therefore, the chances of a good catch are increased.

Hunting is a quite challenging activity. A good hunter has to be in good shape. He must wear hunting equipment, while crossing distant relations through nature, sometimes by very rugged terrain. In addition to physical fitness, hunting requires great mental discipline. If you want a good catch, you have to be careful, focused, concerted, able to make quick decisions and solve problems on the spot. On the other hand, hunting is a relaxing activity. Time spent in nature and connecting with it will definitely draw your thoughts from everyday obligations and allow you to recharge your batteries. Because, let’s not forget, and we are part of nature too.

And what you get in return? Sometimes it is a good catch, sometimes just a good fitness training and spending time outdoors. When it comes to hunting, I think my weapon has advantages over the crossbow, because I can always come back from the hunt with a good picture. Spending time in nature is a great way to do this, whether you’re in the company of hunters or not. Their society is useful, because they maybe know the terrain that you do not know. In addition, the shooter who lurks his victim can be a great source of inspiration for photographers. With a good camera, good eye and sense of timing, you may capture even a shot of an arrow at a target. For me as a photographer, as well as for hunters, it’s the best shot.

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Tools in Photography

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Tools in Photography

When you think about tools in photography, you probably imagine lenses, tripods, carrying cases and that sort of thing. But in this instance tools in photography is actually referring to photographs of tools – hammers, saws and the like. One of the hardest parts about taking pictures of tools is catching them in action, like getting an image of the hammer mid-swing or the saw in the middle of a stroke. I’ve tried to photograph a number of tools in my time, along with all the nature scenes, animals, backdrops, interesting sights and other things I photograph. I’ve found oscillating tools to be the easiest to capture.

First, it would probably help to explain what an oscillating tool is. It is essentially a handheld tool which runs using an outside power source, either an electrical outlet connection or some installed batteries. Different heads can be connected to the working end of the tool to provide different effects. It is singlehandedly capable of taking on sanding, scraping, sawing and other complicated tasks for the user. Some oscillating tools even have heads which swivel to 45 or 90 degree angles so they can access places other, bulkier tools cannot. They’re useful, but that’s not what makes them easy to photograph.

basic tools

The small size has a large bit to do with it. Additionally, unlike many other tools, it’s clear to see on a flat piece of wood, for example, where the special tool has already been used, along with where it still needs to be used. I take pictures for many different reasons, not the least of which is to make some extra money and complement my other earnings. And sometimes I end up taking pictures for businesses, like companies looking to sell tools. Bigger tools which take up more space and maybe require two hands to use correctly make for some very difficult pictures, let me tell you.

The size is again not everything though. The best part about these oscillating tools is that one single tool is capable of performing so many different operations. Switching the current head will turn a chisel into a sander, or convert a sander to a saw. Only fellow photographers out there are probably going to understand this, but do you know how you can get used to photographing a particular subject? You find the best angle, the best approach, the best level of lighting. Well, once you’ve done this for one of these little handheld tools, you can get dozens of good pictures without adjusting your setup too much.

In this respect, tools are just like anything else you might photograph. Different subjects need to be approached differently, and finding that perfect combination of elements for your unique photo is a difficult process, even for veteran photographers. It’s not something which can really be outlined in words; rather, it’s something you come to understand using your own hands and eyes. Practice makes perfect in photography, just like everything else. Fortunately it’s next to free to practice photography these days thanks to digital cameras that don’t burn through film like it’s going out of style.

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Photographing Aquariums

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Photographing Aquariums

One of the major struggles with every nature photographer is getting the sights they want to see in the shots they want to take. For instance, what’s exciting about images of a pride of lions if they’re all sleeping? Timing is everything in photography, unless of course you can capture the subject of your pictures and keep it, or them, in or around a single place. I’m talking about taking pictures of fish in aquariums here if you don’t understand. Some of the best animal images I’ve seen have actually come from aquariums loaded with different fish.

As far as colors go, what could be better than tank loaded with different types of fish? If you like, take a moment now to go look up aquarium photos real quick. Even simple setups present a lot of variety – whites, yellows, blues, reds and other bright, bold colors make for an excellent environment in a photograph. This is doubly good if you take your pictures using the lowest lighting possible, though you’ll need a camera capable of still illuminating the scene when you do snap the shot, so you actually get a picture.

If you’re looking for the most natural shot possible, something which looks like it might actually have come from some spot on the ocean floor rather than inside of an aquarium, there are angles you will need to use, to avoid getting glare from the glass or other artifacts in your images. On the other hand, if you want viewers to see you’ve been taking pictures of aquariums, you might as well include any canister filter or other mechanical filtration system in the shot. Sure, they can be kind of an eyesore, but that’s how art is sometimes.

Actually, getting images with the filters included might not be bad at all if you’re working for some company trying to sell the things. If you head on over to http://canisterfilterguide.com/best-fish-tank-filter-reviews/ you’ll be able to see plenty of these filters, as well as pictures and reviews for many of them. It will be clear to see that some people actually make a living getting pictures of such things, which leads back to the point I made in the previous paragraph, which is that people take pictures for many reasons.

Regardless of why you’re taking a particular photograph, make sure you do as much as you can to optimize the image before snapping that shutter. I already mentioned angles and lighting, as well as timing; these are all important aspects of any decent photograph. You, as the photographer, should endeavor to give your viewers access to something they wouldn’t normally be able to see without you making it so. A picture of an aquarium shouldn’t look like just any other aquarium shot. But it’s up to you to make it stand out and command attention.

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Product Photography

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Product Photography

I write a lot about photography stuff on my travels, and I have given you a lot of useful tips of different types of photography so far. But, I haven’t written about a type of photography which is extremely common and popular – product photography. Although you might need a bit more equipment for this type of photography, it can be one of the most lucrative if you learn how to do it right.

When I was just starting my career as a photographer, I got a gig doing photos of some water softeners like the ones at WaterSoftenerLand, and I made some money in the process, which was what inspired me to become a real photographer and dedicate my life to this fine art. So here are some tips and advice for dealing in product photography.

Equipment

Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t need to spend a fortune to get started in product photography. Yes, there are a lot of items you ‘need’ but some of them can easily be replaced with simple DIY items, so don’t go needlessly overspending.

  1. Camera

Well, this is an obvious one. But, don’t think you need a 2000 dollar camera and 500 dollar lens to take a decent shot. I did my first gig with a Canon EOS1100, and the photos turned out perfectly fine. Just start with whatever camera you have with you and work from there

  1. Tripod

If you don’t have a tripod, you images might turn out blurry, so it’s a handy item to have. There are some nice tripods for under 40 dollars, so before you go out and buy an expensive one, try out some of the cheaper options – they’ll probably do the trick!

  1. White Background

If you’re shooting products, you have to remove everything else from the shot. That’s why you have to have a white background. Look for a background that can be bent – you can usually find one for under 10 bucks.

  1. Table

You need something to put the products on, if they are smaller. What I like to use most is a small folding table.

  1. A Room With a Window

The bigger the window, the more light you’ll have coming in, and the better your photo will turn out. You can do shots in rooms without windows, but then you’ll need a lot of artificial light.

How-To Guide

  1. Set up

Put your table as close to the window as you can, so that as much light hits it as possible. If you have a window, turn off all other lights. Just make sure that there is no direct sunlight hitting your product, because it makes most products look bad.

  1. Set up your camera and evaluate

Play with the manual settings on your camera. You can also use the auto settings, as sometimes these actually look the best. Take some shots, evaluate them and then do reshoots depending on the flaws exhibited on the previous shots.

And just remember – practice makes perfect!

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Protecting Your Photography Equipment in Bad Weather

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Protecting Your Photography Equipment in Bad Weather

During my travels, I have come across all types of situations. One of the most common ones is being stuck in bad weather. It’s a nuisance when you’re trying to take the perfect shot and there’s something obstructing your intention. Whether this is the cold, rain, wind or something else, if you don’t learn how to cope with the elements you will always be forced to remain an indoors photographer.

People often ask me what I do when I get caught in bad weather condition with a top of expensive equipment on me. Or how about when I want to take some pictures and the weather outside is crummy? Well, here are my best tips for keeping your equipment nice and safe under various conditions.

  1. Rain

rain drops on the windowYes, it rains a lot everywhere. Trying to hide from the rain is like trying to hide from the sun – almost impossible. But, if you know how to protect your equipment, rain becomes just another opportunity to take some pictures which have a different (if not more special) quality then those taken when it’s dry. For ultimate camera protection, you can use a shower cap, plastic bag or one of these vacuum sealers found at http://vacuumsealerhub.com. Alternatively, a lens hood or UV filter can protect just the front of your lens, if you’re covered, but in a windy location during rain.

Another great tip is to carry with you a small pack of rice. If your equipment does get wet, you can simply put the rice in a bag with it, and the rice will drink up all the excess moisture, so your equipment might be saved just yet.

  1. Cold

The cold is a major problem for photographers, especially amateurs and newbies. The major issue here are the batteries, as they can deplete fast in low temperatures. The best cure for this is to keep the batteries near your person – in your jacket or in a glove. Insert them into the camera just before you snap a picture and they should hold out considerably longer.

Another potential problem in the cold is the condensation of moisture. This happens when you’re out in the cold, and then enter a warm room. Your lens will become foggy, making it useless. To prevent this you can place your camera in a plastic bag while you’re still outside, so then when you go in the moisture will condense on the bag and not on your camera.

  1. Wind

Strong gusts of wind can make it practically impossible to take a shot that’s not blurry, and there is always the danger of your tripod toppling down, damaging your equipment. It can also cause damage by sending some sand or debris your way. You can protect the lens itself by using a filter, and for longer exposure shots use an umbrella to block the wind to that your photo comes out sharp. Take special care to protect your equipment on sandy beaches because once sand gets into your equipment, it’s nearly impossible to clean it all out.

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Why Do We Love Photography?

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Why Do We Love Photography?

Our child’s first step, a beautiful sunset, our senior prom; what do they all have in common? The odds are that we have a photo of each one. Photography can help us remember the special moments of our lives. In the past, photography was relatively expensive and was only used on special occasions by those who could afford it. Now it is so inexpensive that anyone can produce studio quality photographs with just a little effort. It is easy to see why many people fall in love with photography.

Photography helps us stay close to those who are far away. Often, families are separated by long distances due to work, school, or military assignments. Sending photographs help us feel involved with each others day to day lives. It is one way to share in activities that we otherwise wouldn’t be able to.

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Photography Tips For Beginers

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Photography Tips For Beginers

If you want to start working for photography as a beginner, you need to have much more passion with following right instructions or tips that can make you be a perfect photographer. It is worth saying that most of the readers of photography school are beginners and they would like to follow instructions or valuable tips for being a photographer.

As a beginner, you may face several problems of camera setting and programming. You want to remove these problems anyhow. Looking into the different modes and features of your camera is a great way to get more creative results. Here are some tips for beginners:

Resetting Camera

You should keep the habit of resetting your camera to your most frequent used settings that is the best way to remove problems as soon as you’ve finished shooting. But at least you should know the basic settings such as drive mode and iso. You should always check the switches and settings on other gear such as lenses and flashguns that’s why they can be ready to use without facing to change any settings.

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Plant Photography Tips

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Plant Photography TipsSome decades back photography was just confined to the four walls of studios and taking pictures of you and your family with big manual cameras. As the world is making scientific advancement today, more powerful and unique cameras are being designed. People are now choosing photography as their main hobby. So, if you are one of them who just love photography and nature is what appeals to you most, then these tips are just for you. These Plant Photography tips will carve out hidden talent in you and will help you to climb the ladder from being an amateur to professional plant photographer.

The first thing you should remember in opting plant photography as your hobby is to be close to nature. The main aim of plant photography is to take unique natural pictures rather than artificially creating the environment. Some photographers try artificially modify the mother nature by altering the plant environment and habitat. This will remove the natural aura of the plants and flowers. Although, you can always grow plants at home and then take unique pictures of those plants, but I requires special equipment. You have to have grow lights in order to successfully  grow plants at home and you have to have perfect illumination at home. If you are interested in buying a grow light then you should try LED grow light, as it is the trend right now for growing plants at home. Best tips and led grow light reviews is the place where you can get started in learning everything about grow lights and growing plants indoors for your photography.

Lenses and Tripods

If you understand the pros and cons of any lens, then you can use any lens for plant photography. You can either use wide angle lens to capture the whole field and background details or you can try your hands on Telephoto lens that can isolate your object from any distracting background.

But what experts will recommend you is a Macro Lens. It will give you a tight shot of your object. You have to keep in mind that while using a Macro Lens, the Depth of Field will greatly reduce. To adjust that you should use the lens at f/22 so as to get accurate details of whole plant. But if you use the lens at wider aperture(Low f numbers) then only a particular part of your object will be sharp. To get a sharp image, you should use a Tripod so as to avoid any camera shaking.

Understand the importance of Light

Another important aspect in Plant Photography is to understand the importance of light. You must have heard many photographers talking about a terms known as “Magic Hours”. If you want some best plant or flower shots then the ideal time for it is either before dusk or just after dawn. During this the intensity of sunlight is just perfect to make you picture extra-ordinary. So, if you are not taking photos in some diffused lighting area then you should try these hours. Plants and flowers look best in soft light.

Look out for Weather

Every person loves the photo of a flower with some water drops on its petals. To have these amazing shots try in early morning hours just after sunrise. At this time  the wind flow is negligible because slightest breeze can ruin your macro shot. If still you are unable to take the shot then do try it in higher ISO and fast shutter speed.

So, the next time to are planning to capture plant’s beauty then do keep these points in your mind. Keep Clicking, Keep Sharing.

photo credit: buxbaum666

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Photography Holidays

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Photography Holidays

Having holidays for photography can be enjoyable and remarkable life event for the people who are creative and passionate to take photos of them. I had had a chance to manage holidays for photography that was awesome and remarkable life event of mine. I, along with some of my friends, did a wonderful photography for my own motives.

Traveling in different seasons is great; it gives a lot of relaxation and releases you from stress. It is a good idea to record every second of your vacation. And have an idea of capturing every moment of your precious time. You should not limit yourself in capturing every good landscape or landmark, but everything that would interests you or the people around you.

Capture people you have met for the first time or even people in streets. You can also capture some cute animal moments, or animals that will amaze you. Have some photos of some of the best landmarks in you vacations; get some great views or portrait some of the best beaches that you will go to.

Every moment is important and every moment should be captured. This will gives you an experience for life time that will greatly improve your photographic skills. So don’t forget to bring out your best picture taking device. Professional cameras are good but even mobile cam can produce a great picture. Capture the world in your hand.

Here, there are some definite things you can follow before being prepared for photography holidays.

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