Guest Post by Jason Anderson
As the seasons change, so do our styles of shooting. We have more hours in the day, and the themes seem to change with the season. So, if you really want to keep your skills sharp, remember to adapt and change with the times. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of “Seven Summer Tips” that serve
- Shoot early, shoot late – it’s the “Golden Rule” – and I think we all know about it, so this is just a reminder.
- Shoot often – seriously, the eye does not improve creatively without practice, so get out as often as you can
- Shoot outside your comfort zone – Like landscapes eh? Shoot some portraiture, macros, or event work. Nothing gets creative juices flowing better than a challenge.
- Shoot lower than you stand – or higher, whatever – take a different vantage point as that can make all the difference.
- Shoot with one lens – Preferably with a prime as this will force you to zoom in or out with your feet, changing your perspective and getting your skills down really rote on the focal length you chose.
- Shoot with a friend – nothing makes the post shoot high more gratifying than chimping your shots with a photo buddy.
- Shoot for yourself – often photographers are thinking of what clients want, what an editor would like to see, or what may sell well on a stock site. While it’s true that money puts bread on the table, it’s often liberating to shoot without the pressure of a paycheck. Your results may surprise you!
So, there they are – seven super summer shooting photo tips! There’s got to be more thoughts out there though on how to get the most of your imaging efforts, so let’s here from everyone – what are your best tips and tricks for capturing the world around you? Sound off in the comments. As always, happy shooting and we’ll see you back here tomorrow.
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