Photography Tips For Beginners

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Photography Tips For Beginners

We all have to start somewhere and with photography that means picking up your camera to venture out and capture what’s important to you. There’s plenty of gear out there to assist you (as shown in our store), however knowing a few simple photography tips can help you capture that iconic shot.

BEGINNER TIP #1: Use a circular polariser to capture the sky

If you find yourself in a situation where there are plenty of clouds and blue sky, put a circular polarising filter on the front of your lens. By turning the outer ring of the filter, you will be able to change the polarisation. The result will be a deeper blue in the sky allowing the clouds to 'pop' with more contrast.

BEGINNER TIP #2: Change your white balance setting to shade to capture a sunset

If you leave your white balance setting on auto the sunset will look okay, however by changing to shade (portrayed by the sun and cloud picture) then the colours will warm up, enriching the oranges, reds and yellows. The result will be a much more vivid sunset or sunrise.

BEGINNER TIP #3: Buy a small tripod with maximum height

When looking to buy a tripod, take a look at a travel tripod like a Phot-R® Travel Tripod as it will enable you to fold it down into your carry on luggage so you can take it anywhere with ease. There is nothing worse than lugging around a heavy, bulky tripod on a trip or hike so go light, go tall and go small.

BEGINNER TIP #4: Carry a spare battery and memory card

When out and about photographing there is nothing worse than running out of memory or battery. Too many new photographers have been spotted on workshops or photo walks deleting precious shots only to replace it with another hopeful one. Pack multiple cards, and batteries and you won’t regret it.

Now there are plenty of other tips out there, but for now, try these out before checking out our products and heading for your next shoot.

If you have any other tips drop them in the comments below, we love to hear them!

Photo by Johannes Plenio

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