SIX WAYS TO GET MORE FROM YOUR MIRRORLESS CAMERA
01 GET UP EARLY
…to catch the light. Landscape photographers are always up at an unpleasant hour to catch the dawn mist rising as the golden rays of the sun break through the dim. It’s not just that they are better photographers than the rest of us, just that they made the special effort.
02 TAKE A LOT OF PICTURES
It’s a rule-of-thumb that professional photographers swear by. The more shots you
take, the more likely you are to capture that decisive ‘wow’ moment. As you’re shooting digitally, there is no added cost to taking more pictures!
03 MAKE USE OF OFF-CAMERA FLASH
…or off-camera lighting of any description, including continuous LEDs. This allows you to control the light better than any built-in bulb. Thus harsh, unflattering shadows when taking portraits and the curse of ‘red eye’ will be avoided.
04 BUY YOURSELF A SPARE BATTERY
And a spare media card while you’re at it. We all take more pictures – or longer videos – than we’d imagined. Too often our creativity is thwarted by a ‘card full’ or ‘battery low’ warning. So avoid missing great shots by packing a spare.
05 INVEST IN A SET OF FILTERS
Yes, we can tweak photos in-camera using digital effects, or spend time image processing
later to achieve the desired result. But why not get it right at the point of capture and avoid harsh lighting and lens flare into with actual, physical filters that also serve as lens protectors?
06 RUN A QUICK CHECKLIST
Do this before each shoot. Make sure your fingerprint-smudged camera lens is wiped clean before heading out, ensure the battery is fully charged, plus that your memory card has enough availability left.