Make the Best of Your Outdoor Photos with the April Tips & Tricks!
- Use the lowest ISO setting on your camera—this will help you take the sharpest photos with virtually no noise.
- Always use a tripod—a low ISO will cause the camera to use a slower shutter speed. A tripod will ensure the camera shake doesn’t blur your photograph.
- When getting started, use the rule of thirds grid to help compose and create your photograph. This will keep a pleasant composition to your photograph. After you have developed your skills a bit more, you can start to experiment with the rule of thirds to find a distinctive style of your own. Many cameras have a built in rule-of-thirds grid that can be turned on and off.
- Keep your horizon level—the rule-of-thirds grid will help with this, but bubble levels on your tripod will help. You can also purchase bubble levels to attach to your camera.
- After you determine your focus make sure to turn off your auto focus so the camera stays focused on your subject until you choose a new composition. Don’t forget to turn it back on when you are done.
- Always pack rain gear—a camera rain coat sells for less than $10 and can save you hundreds of dollars in repair costs!
Now get out there and take some photographs!