How To Take Good Outdoor Photos

Tips on how to take great outdoor photos



Outdoor photography encircles all photos taken outside and covers different genres like, wildlife, macro, nature, landscapes and so on.

Outdoor photography comes with exposure challenges unlike studio photography where the photographer can adjust the light.  


Tips to help you make great outdoor photos

Avoid direct sunlight: direct sunlight gives sharp shadow. The best way to capture outdoors photos with direct sunlight is to make a shade above your subject to ease harsh shadow and make a smooth shadow.

Work during the golden hour: before sunset or after sunrise.

Shoot RAW gives the editor a lot of post production options while editing. Photos look sharper when shot on RAW

You should know where to place the horizon and whether the horizon is straight. A crooked horizon will distract your viewer’s attention from your photo.

You should know how to pose for a cool photo. A good pose improves the appearance of the photo.

How To Tackle Low Light Photos.

Capturing low light photographs comes with a huge challenge. To capture perfect low light photos requires good skills.

One of the biggest challenges photographers face in taking good pictures is lighting, however, low light can be used as a provocation and opportunities in creativity as a photographer.

Outside photo


How to be creative with low-light

1.Use slow shutter speed: slow shutter speed works as a regulator. It controls the quantity of time light can enter the camera, so you can enhance the amount of light you attract to your sensor.

2.Raw: shooting raw gives you more editing options. Raw shoot stands at a more advanced standard quality than JPEG format.

3.ISO Settings: Proper setting of your camera ISO, improves how susceptible your camera image sensor adapts to light. Higher ISO helps to expose the camera’s sensor to light.

4.Aperture: Aperture regulates the quantity of light that passes through the hole in your camera lens. Widen for more light and narrower for less light.

5.AF Assist: unilluminated conditions may cause your camera difficulties to auto-focus. AF assist lightens dark scenes. You can always find the AF feature on your camera body.



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