As part of the partnership for May is National Photo Month between PMA and TakeGreatPictures.com the duo have come up with a Top Ten Tips list titled “ How To Take Great Spring/Outdoor Photos”. Pass these little gems along to your customers as the temps and camera clicking frenzy begin to rise.
1. Shoot directly into the sun with the camera in manual mode to avoid severe underexposure and create angelic backlit images.
2. When photographing at night, use an off camera flash to help illuminate subjects.
3. Look for heavy clouds to create a nice frame at the top of the image and cloud formations to lead the viewer’s eye to the subject.
4. Shoot at sunrise to capture the most dynamic lighting.
5. Watch how the light is moving and wait for the ideal moment to shoot.
6. Take advantage of strong sunset light to help brighten subjects. Photograph the moon to add impact to the composition.
7. To shoot on a foggy day, photograph late in the day for moody effects.
8. To help shoot unique images of famous landmarks, check out the postcards at the local tourist shops and vow not to copy any of the compositions.
9. Experiment with the focus on your camera to explore new perspectives.
10. To add impact to floral images, photograph after a nice spring rain. Remember to dress appropriately and bring an umbrella to protect your camera.