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3 Photography Tips

Here is a list of ten tips to better photography for both the amateur and professional photographer.

#1: Remember the batteries and make sure they are charged. Good words are never said when you compose your shot click the shutter release and your camera dies.

There are two main types of batteries non-rechargeable, and rechargeable. Non rechargeable batteries are cheaper by the unit but they quickly get costly as your camera chews through them. Rechargeable batteries are a bit more expensive than non rechargeable batteries but in the long run they are much cheaper and often come with a suitable charger.

If you chose to go with non rechargeable batteries then you have two main choices of brands energizer, and Duracell.

2#. Protect your lenses through proper care. Your lenses cap is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your camera bag. The little string that holds the lenses camera to the lenses when not in use is well worth the couple of dollars if your camera doesn't come with one. Also if our lenses will accept filter then it is wise to buy a UV or ultra violet filter to protect your lenses surface from scratches and dirt. The UV filter is basically a piece of clear glass that screws in like any other filter.

3# Use your tripod for short exposures: its amazing how much camera shake presents its self after the shot has been taken. The more you zoom the more you are going to magnify the camera shake so its especially important when you are working with a telephoto lens.

Depending on the weight of the camera and your se depends on the features and sturdiness of the tripod. The difference between shooting with a large camera in a studio setting, or taking your camera on a four day hike may require two totally different types of tripods. Generally when I am hiking I like to use an inexpensive $30 tripod, because it is light enough to strap onto my backpack without a noticeable increase in weight, but yet it is sturdy enough for long exposures.

On the other hand a more expensive tripod from a reputable dealer can be more sturdier, but at a much higher cost. Personally I stand by the $30 tripod I bought at a department store, its been dragged through three feet of snow, carried up mountains and even thrown in the bed of my late Chevy. Its your choice and only you can weigh out the pros and cons of both.

If for what ever reason you chose not to go with a tripod but still need the extra stabilization than you might be interested in purchasing a monopod. A monopod is like a one legged tripod. On a good note the monopod is lighter than a fell fledged tripod, but on the other side it does not offer the same level of support like a tripod. From my personal experience I find that monopods are not useful enough to warrant carrying with me but again its all up to you.

I hope this article was helpful to you and my tips give you ways to improve your photography. Now get out there and shoot some photographs.

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