Photography is a great passion, there is always something to know when you are on your road to become a professional photographer. Those 10 advanced tips can come in handy for you.
- Use Raw format. Most digital cameras are configured by default to use JPG format as it is convenient to share. A Raw file is an untouched file that contains the image as the camera’s sensor captured it. It offers more flexibility to control and process the image.
- Move the flash off the camera. This way you have more control when dealing with the direction and the quality of the light.
- Make use of different lenses. Specialized lenses are really useful. Choose a sharp macro lens when shooting on small objects so they fill the frame; on the other hand, use systems like Lensbaby to adjust the plane of focus.
- Clean your sensors. Dust is generally invisible at wider apertures, but this is not the case with small ones. Make sure to use specialized products to clean your lenses.
- Zoom the exposure. This technique requires some practice to master it. What you have to do is apply a zoom while setting the shutter speed to be a longer exposure. This technique is also used, with the flash disabled, to capture fireworks.
- Use a comfortable strap. There is a multitude of strap options that are more comfortable than the neck one. Those will be practical if you’re going to be doing a lot of shooting.
- Process Raw images. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is your best option to do so. Lightroom edits are not destructive, meaning that the original raw image is not modified. The program records a list of changes and apply them on the input (Raw file) to obtain JPG or TIF version in the output.
- Post process your images. Sometimes processing images with Lightroom is not enough for you. You can use Google Nik Collection or MacPhun if you’re looking for a specific changes that Lightroom can’t do.
- Print Your Work. There are plenty of inkejt printers you can use to print nice photos, but a dedicated printing service is a must if you are looking for the best results out there.
- Choose when to upgrade your Camera. You don’t always have to have a cutting edge camera to take great photos. It is better to choose a higher-class camera, rather than a higher-resolution one of the same class.
Source: 10 Beyond-Basic Photography Tips