Back to Basics
These are the fundamentals of photography and although might appear basic, have some complex aspects to them. If you master these, you're all set to master photography!
Knowing the right shutter speed to use is fundamental to getting the best image. Different shutter speeds are needed for different situations... here is a guide to help you choose! :)
Aperture is one of the 3 key controls for photography, here is a guide to help you choose the right setting.
There are three ways you can control the exposure of your image; Shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. Generally, the three are referred to as the exposure triangle! I have previously written a post about how to choose your shutter speed, and choosing your aperture, so this leaves only ISO. :)
A "stop of light" is used a lot in photography, but do you actually know what it is? I remember it confusing me when I started but it is actually simple and understanding it will help you develop as a photographer.
I have previously spoken about the corner-stones of photography; ISO, Aperture and Shutter speed. Now I want to talk about the final element; exposure compensation!
4 years, countless expeditions and 10,000's images have lead to this short ebook. It is not a technical manual, but more like a philosophical guide outlining some advice that I think will help improve your wildlife and nature photography. Enjoy and share! :)
More tips and tricks!
Here are a selection of other tips and tricks I have compiled... :)
4 things you can do to get a blurry background!
6 wildlife safari hacks that could save you in a pinch!
Ever been stuck in a situation where your cameras battery is low and you don't have a spare? Here are some tips that will reduce your cameras energy consumption and extend its battery life. It could save you! :)
One-take portraits in a random setting with no control of the light with a uncooperative subject who does not listen to your posing suggestions... no wonder wildlife portraiture is the hardest! Here are 10 tips that might help you out! :)
Starting off with wildlife photography is not easy, and a lot of people get lost at the beginning... so I have made a list of 8 tips that will set you along the right path to making great wildlife images... :)
The hardest part of processing a high ISO image is removing unwanted noise whilst maintaining the detail and sharpness of the image. Here is how I do it!
Images too noisy at high ISO? Not happy with the images you make at high ISO? Read this! Part One of my two part series on how to get better images at high ISO.
Continuing with my tips for an Indian Safari, this second installment is focused on tips for when you are on the safari!
It is coming to prime safari season in India, so here is PART I of my trips to anyone heading out into the wilds to get the best of your time. Get ready before you go!!!
Social media is everywhere and is a fantastic way to showcase your photographic work, build an audience and expand your network. Even if you are not into photography, it is important that your social media page looks the best it can to engage your audience! However, what is the best settings/size/way to get your images to look the best they can on your social media site?
It's a new year and a chance for us all to look forward and improve our photography. We are always trying to get razor sharp images but sometimes it is difficult, especially if you don't know what your are doing wrong... Here is a list of 11 tips that will help you get the sharpest images you can! :)
One of my readers, Uday Kiran, contacted me asking me for tips on shooting very dark or black subjects (Sloth bears, Drongo's etc...), as often they are not very well focused.
Well, this is a common problem when photographing very dark subjects, and like all problems to find a solution, you need to understand the why it is occurring!
I think this title deserves Pro-tips rather than quick tips, but anyway. National Geographic Explorer Prasenjeet Yadav shares his experiences and thoughts about being a storyteller. He once told me, “an image has a shelf-life, a story will last forever”. I cannot agree more! :) So please, take the time to read his views, take notes, get out and start your own stories! You can check out a sample of his work at the bottom of the piece.
When out shooting wildlife, I have a general looping thought process for taking images, so that I am always ready for a surprise appearance, and can then make the most of each chance!