Expression Sessions - How to Capture Your Outdoor Trips’ Best Photos

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<ol><li> 1. Expression Sessions - How to Capture Your Outdoor Trips Best Photos Every photographer, whether professional or amateur, aspires to shoot breath-taking images. But of course, merely owning a high end digital SLR is not necessarily going to make your photos any more professional looking. Capturing great photographs outdoor takes a lot more than just fancy equipment. What you need are skills and some helpful photography tricks. From understanding composition to packing ordinary things for effects, here are several ways for you to take captivating photographs outdoor. 1. Pick only one focus point for portraits. The auto focus option does a terrible disservice to portraits because it just typically picks whatever is the closest to the lens and then focus on it. Some cameras even select a cluster of points and simply focus on the average distance of those points. Take ultimate control by using one focus point for a more vivid photo. 2. Shoot in the shade. Direct sunlight may render either over or under exposed photographs. It also ensues hard directional shadows, and makes your subject squint. Photographing under the shade eliminates unpredictable white balance and harsh shadows, creating proper exposure. 3. Shoot on an overcast day. A blanket of clouds covering the azure creates smooth shadows and helps enrich the color of your photograph. 4. Use a reflector. Unless you are aiming to create a silhouette, placing your subject right in front of the light source (i.e. sun) is not a good idea. If there is no shade for you to shoot in, you can try controlling hard, bright light with some sort of reflector. The back of an aluminum foil could work. Another nifty trick is to simply wait for the clouds to shade the sun. It creates a bright yet contrasted result. 5. Always take photos in raw. In a nutshell, raw acts as your photos digital negative. If you shoot in JPG format and edit it, youll lose more data than if you initially use the raw format. This is more advantageous for </li><li> 2. outdoor shots since youll most likely have the biggest trouble with adjusting the white balance when you are using natural light. The raw format allows you to fix the images color prior to opening it for retouching. 6. Custom your white balance. Every kind of day offers a different color, which largely depends on two factors -- the time of day, and the things where sunlight reflects or pass through before hitting your subject. You have to account for these things when adjusting your cameras white balance to make your photos look rich and vivid. 7. Remember the rule of thirds. When shooting portraits outdoor, try to position the eyes or face of your subject using the rule of thirds. This creates a more balanced composition than if you opted to position the subject in the center of the frame. Also, avoid cropping the photo so that the subjects joints like elbows and knees do not come too close to the frames edge. Do you have any outdoor photography tips in mind? Share it in the comments! You can check Expression Sessions WhereIs listing or directly visit http://expressionsessions.com.au/ </li></ol>