Photography isn’t always about marketing a product or promoting a company; sometimes, you just want to capture the special moments in your life, and do so with the utmost clarity and quality. If you have a special event coming up, then preserving those memories might best be accomplished by hiring a professional event photographer, like Doug Davis. With the fall season just around the corner, however, chances are you’ll have more opportunities to capture everyday life’s beautiful images with your own camera. To help you improve the skill of capturing memories this season, we offer a few tips for taking crisper, clearer, and better outdoor photos.
Use Lower Exposure Levels
Your camera’s ISO setting adjusts its sensitivity to light. The higher the ISO level, the less light you need. The brighter it is, like when you’re taking a picture in the daylight, the lower your camera’s light sensitivity, or exposure, should be. If you’re using a digital camera with an automatic ISO adjustment, be sure to change the setting to manual so you’ll have full control of exposure levels.
Use Your Lens as Binoculars
Whether you’re nature-watching, taking photos of your child’s soccer game, or recording memories of everyone moving about at your family reunion, photogenic scenes can occur spontaneously, without leaving you time to prepare. When you’re searching for something to photograph, look through the camera’s lens, so you’ll be ready to capture the moment as soon as you see it.
Make Sure You Have the Right Equipment
If you have a longer, more powerful lens, you can see farther and clearer, but you may have more trouble keeping the camera steady. Meanwhile, using a tripod is an inconvenient idea when taking dynamic pictures of things occurring closer to you. Be sure to pack the right equipment, including a portable and highly-mobile tripod, if necessary, to make sure that you don’t defeat yourself with inconvenience.
ABOUT DALLAS PHOTOGRAPHER, DOUG DAVIS:
Dallas-based professional photographer and videographer, Doug Davis, has worked with a wide range of clients, from American Airlines to the Susan B. Komen Foundation. If you’d like to learn more, or if you need the services of a highly-experienced professional photographer, then contact D-Squared Studios by calling our office today at (214) 746-6336.