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Outdoor Photography Techniques

Five Tips in Outdoor photography Techniques

We have the most scenic fields in British Columbia and the Lower Mainland area has wonderful possibilities for photographs showcasing seasonal color. For creating the best possible outdoor pictures, you need to do some fine tweaking to get it right.

Did you know that almost all digital cameras have very sophisticated metering system?

In this Outdoor Photography workshop you will learn how and when to use this advanced tool to dramatically improve your photography.

Did you know that the Histogram can help you make better exposures?

We will cover understanding the histogram to fine-tune your exposures.

If you love to photograph the beauty of outdoor scenes, make plans to join us for this very popular Outdoor Photography Techniques workshop. This workshop will cover how to manually meter the light, control depth of field, adjust shutter speed and white balance, locate right view point, composition, histogram and more.

 Here are some tips for you to improve your Outdoor Photography Techniques till the class begins!

1-Keep the Horizon straight:

That is rule number one in outdoor photography. In some new digital cameras you can activate the “Virtual Horizon” and/or “Grid Lines” to make sure that the Horizon is straight.

Keep Horizon straight

Keep Horizon straight

 

2-Use a correct Metering Mode

Almost all digital cameras have different metering modes. For better outdoor photography, you should use the proper metering mode. As an example Evaluative/Matrix mode does not make correct exposure in contrasty lightings. Try to use Centre Weighted instead.

Center Weighted metering

Center Weighted metering

 

3-Polarizing and ND filters:

Since in summer time Sun is very bright, it creates a lot of reflections. Almost all surfaces produce reflection which make our photos look faded. By adding the Polarizing filter, you can remove reflection and bring back more colors to your pictures.

 

No Polarizing filter

No filter

Polarizing Filter

ND Filter

 

4-Timing:

You can capture the best light before 11:00am and after 2:00pm in Spring. So plan your outdoor photography for early mornings or late afternoons. I try to avoid the midday sun as it is too strong and contrasty.

Find the sweet spot and timing

Find the sweet spot and timing

 

5-Lenshood:

Use your lenshood to prevent “Lens Flare”

 

Do you want to learn more about outdoor photography techniques?

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