I’ve been on a mission to improve my photography over the last decade. I’ve tried all sorts of things to help me along. For example, I’ve conquered multiple 365 projects and tackled 52 week projects as well. It’s safe to say, I’ve done a lot of shooting in the past 10 years. It’s been a long road, but one I’ve enjoyed traveling so far. Plus, I like to think my technical and artistic skills have developed.
Six Essential Photography Tips
Here are a few of the lessons I’ve learned along the way….
1. Be Prepared!
How are you going to take better photos if your camera is at home? The simple answer is to always have a camera with you!
As a DSLR shooter I’m only too aware of occasions when my camera kit feels too big and bulky. That doesn’t stop me carrying a camera though. My personal solution is to shoot with a much smaller mirrorless camera when I need to travel light. Sometimes I’ll leave the house with just that and a single small prime lens (more about them later).
This combination is tiny enough to pop in my work bag, or sling it over my shoulder, and it means I’m always prepared for that unexpected photographic opportunity. Remember, too, that most of us have mobile phones with integrated cameras these days, so you can always use that if you need to travel ultra-light!
If you don’t have a camera with you it’s impossible to take photos–to quote Chase Jarvis:
“The best camera is the one that’s with you!”