My photography will for ever be a work in progress but I thought that today I would share some of my tips with you.
- Shoot when you feel inspired. If you're not feeling it, leave it.
- Use natural light. I use flash only when absolutely necessary.
- Pick a camera that meets your needs. As I travel often, I wanted to have the lightest and smallest DSLR. It isn't as sophisticated as a professional camera but that's the trade off.
- Avoid shooting in auto mode. 99 percent of the time I shoot in Av, aperture priority mode.
- Shoot in RAW format. I used to skip this format because every photo takes up a lot of memory but it has a huge impact on the photo quality.
- Pick the right lens as this also influences the resulting image. A few years ago I started using prime lenses and it was one of the best decisions I've made.
- Use Photoshop Lightroom. I have been using it for the past three years to edit my photos. I never publish any photo unless I have retouched it. That doesn't mean that I am a bad photographer. In the past when I was developing photos in the darkroom, editing was part of the job as well. I would try different filters, adjust contrast and exposure time, photo paper, and so on, in order to develop the photo that I wanted.
This is the equipment that I currently use
Do you have any tips to share? Please leave a comment.