13 + 1 Habits Every Photographer Should Have In Your Getaway to Preserve All Shooting
Is there anything worse for a photographer to lose a photograph? Anything worse than losing the opportunity even to do it? As photographers, the truth is that I can think of few things more terrible to lose an image. Well, yes, lose all, or lose the team, but I will not put in the worst
Now, what should we do to try to minimize the most of those critical or likely to cause us to lose a good image moments? Most of them can be prevented by killing some bad habits that we have acquired over time or directly trying not to adopt them in any way thanks to the foreknowledge of these. And information is power, I leave a list of good habits that will try to minimize the risk as much as possible, do we see?
There should always be a “before” very meticulous in prior to your holiday home. That is, your picture begins long before pressing the shutter wherever you are. Even begins the last day that you brought the camera from its case and you got to take pictures like crazy.
1. Memory Cards
Make sure the downloaded correctly, you have enough and they are in good condition. We always recommend having several smaller capacity than a lot of capacity. The first case is more cumbersome, but minimizes the risk to lose all the images in case of failure of the card. Of course, if you play with multiple cards, be sure to be orderly and not lose any
Charged and more than one. There is nothing worse than bring all the equipment in tow, all illusion, all the early start, and see that you have no battery. So check with the time you have fully charged and enough so that, if not, have time to load before leaving time batteries.
3. Choose the right equipment
If you have several optical or several bodies think what type of images you do and if you’re really going to need to go charging with 4 lenses, two bodies and a tripod to go to take pictures of birds … Go loaded like a mule is terrible if unjustified 10 minutes and we take away the desire and the opportunity to move freely in many environments. Think about what kind of pictures are going to look and prepare your backpack accordingly. And of course, make sure all the material is in good condition, clean, and so on.
4. Establishes a workflow
We could summarize the above points in this. A workflow is nothing more than a form orderly and effective to do things correctly and methodically in order to minimize any possible error.
5. Get Inspired
I doubt that it is accessible to the mere mortal that has not been photographed hundreds of thousands of times corner. Find some inspiration after all, it gives you an idea of its capabilities and allows you to plan the images you want to get even before leaving home. That’s always a good point at which to start, and then, of course, be carried away by the artist within.
I know our artistic side hates routines and rules, but sometimes it is necessary to control a little that rebellious soul and establish good habits back previous artistic dieseline Let’s see what to do once we are in position.
6. Check the ISO
This is, I admit, a typical error that darned repeat again and again. ISO is the sensitivity of the sensor to light higher ISO sensitivity, you certainly sound, but also more noise in the image. Therefore we recommend only work with ISO high when we do not have enough light. Imagine that yesterday you were taking pictures at 6400 ISO that you did not have nearly light. At that time it was justified, noise compensated to have that image. But today we are in full daylight, we can have the sharpness you want, is it worth losing by not adjust well this parameter before you start?
7. Choose the appropriate shooting mode
While we always encourage you from here to use the manual mode of your camera, to lose the fear and get all the juice possible, we are not going to cheat, there are situations or scenarios in which using a manual mode, would make you lost your image. Knowing the shooting modes available and know when it is time to use each of them, it is essential to work properly in every situation that comes our way.
8. Hold the camera well
Yes, that hold good or not the camera can make or miss get an image. You do not believe me? Check out this article and I believe
9. Your good friend the histogram
It is very easy to use and interpret. Forget about looking at the screen to see the exhibition, because what you think you see depends on the quality of the screen itself, the surrounding light, etc., and often is far from reality. The only way not to be “deceived” as far as exposure is concerned, is to learn to use the histogram , so get to it in a couple of days longer be part of your routine🙂
10. Forget the screen
Yes, I know especially for those who already were born in the digital era with a smartphone attached to the hand, it is almost impossible to consider not look at the screen. But think about everything that can happen right under your nose while you toque teas, spacious and look at the screen every shot. Forget about it, better make a first test shot, check the result of exposure, depth of field, etc., and then forget about the screen for a while and lose yourself in what you have ahead.
11. The camera in hand
Well, this is a personal advice, but at least in my case, it works. If you carry the camera in your bag or backpack, often stop taking photos of laziness, considering that this scene is not worth it, or simply because once you get the camera, have on, you have removed them lens cap, which wanted to photograph simply has vanished.
12. Shoot in RAW
While a good image should never be left for processing, it is true that if the image is fairly well exposed and framed, the chances of improving it in the editing of a RAW file are many. However, it does not rely too much on processing. If an image is not well exposed or do not like the frame, I fix it in situ, there is no better way to ensure that image.
13. Madrigal if necessary
You know the magic that have certain hours of the day as sunrises, sunsets, the golden hour or blue, and so on. Think beforehand if the place you’re photographing improve at a time of particular day. For example, for a sunrise landscape it is magical, as for portraits in the evening light is beautiful. But perhaps, if you want to portray the bustle of a city in rush hour, it better be a completely different time.
Think of it as a job (nice one ), focus on what you have in front, looking for possibilities, analyzes the lines , shapes, the rhythm of the elements, contrast , changes the point of view Anticipate action and above all, be patient, persevere and enjoy each click of the shutter.
How about? Easy, no? Habits are like everything else, you can learn and integrate repetition. Try to banish those that can be interposed between a good image and strengthen those that will facilitate you get Oh, and if you thought useful, please share it so that someone else can benefit from it. Thank you and see you soon