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25 Nov 14
Category: Camera Tips and tagged with photo safari, camera tips, photo tips, photo class
"Ditch the photo backpack and get a messenger bag. It makes getting your lenses and camera a whole lot easier". This photo tip was clearly brought to you by a man. I am 5'4" and weigh 115 lbs. I carried a shoulder bag for more than 20 years. Nothing gave me more joy as a photographer than when I found an alternative.

Although it is true that a backpack makes it difficult to get lenses in and out of your bag, there is a time and a place for everything. If you are a landscape or a wildlife photographer and need to hike into the location, a backpack makes a lot of sense.

Depending on the amount of weight you are carrying, a messenger bag (which is just a new take on a shoulder bag) may be a very bad thing. If you have back or shoulder problems, a messenger bag is probably a very poor choice. Getting something with hip support would be the most important thing to do, that is if you want to continue to enjoy photography.

If you own more than one lens, you will need to change your lens at some point so access is essential. A great configuration that will give you quick access to your equipment and take the strain off your shoulders is a fanny pack style bag like the one below which can be found by following this link: http://www.thinktankphoto.com/.

20 Nov 14
Category: Photo Tips and tagged with photo safari, camera tips, photo tips, photo class
photography for dummies photo tip


Don’t be a lazy tourist/photographer.

Plan ahead for lighting. Look at Google Maps to find out which direction the building you plan to photograph is facing. What time the facility opens and closes will dictate when you should be there. Try to cluster sites so you can better manage your time.

In addition, maintain your equipment. If possible always use the manufacturer to service your equipment. They know your equipment best.

19 Nov 14
Category: Photo Tips and tagged with photo safari, camera tips, photo tips, photo class
Photography Tips by NYCPhotoSafari.com


Find your style of photography and stick with it?

Well that's a great way to make sure your photography goes stale in a hurry. Your style of photography is something that will come naturally over time. We each see and visualize the world differently. Constantly trying to stay in one look will help you build a very small box in which your photography will live.

Think outside the box and push your photography to go further.

18 Nov 14
Category: Photo Tips and tagged with photo safari, camera tips, photo tips, photo class


Grain is beautiful.

Yes grain can be beautiful but there is a time and a place for everything. Just because the image is grainy, doesn't mean it's better. And just because tight doesn't make it better either.

Choose how your images look and have a purpose for it.

14 Nov 14
Category: Photo Tips and tagged with photo safari, photo tips, photography tricks, photo class
Photo Tip 45 by NYCPhotoSafari.com


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