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Five Photography Tips for Summer Outdoor Photography

These five simple yet powerful photography tips can improve your 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.

Adjust the exposure for highlight and post process for shadow!

Adjust the exposure for highlight and post process for shadow!

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

In Omnilargess Digital Camera Workshop for beginners you will learn how and when to use this advanced tool to dramatically improve your photography. It is a two part workshop with lots of hands on and practical field trip to improve your photography techniques. Omnilargess Digital Camera workshop for beginners starts July 15 in our Abbotsford office.

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

We will cover understanding the histogram to fine-tune your exposures in Omnilargess Digital camera workshop. Learning Histogram is very important for photography as well as for editing.

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.

Five Photography Tips for Outdoor Photography

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

Now let’s get to Photography tips. These simple tips can make a picture to The picture. Try them and let us know if you have any questions. Enjoy the tips!

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?

Omnilargess Digital Camera workshop for beginners is a two day program and starts on July 15. The second part is all hands on and field trip. Class size is limited.

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