Don't Forget the Most Important Thing!
The most effective way you can improve your location photography is to simply have fun with it. Don't take it too seriously, don't get discouraged if you don't get the perfect shot the first time, and never give up. Good photography takes patience, practice, and time. It can be vastly rewarding, however, and is well worth all the frustration and time spent when you see those beautiful, awe-inspiring pictures displayed in your home, in a magazine, or even in a gallery. Remember, practice, practice, practice.
Some practice exercises that might help you:
- Take pictures of moving objects, such as tree branches in the wind or the ocean. This will help you improve your use of ISO, or shutter speed.
- Take pictures of the same location at different times of the day to get a feel for natural lighting and to practice your own lighting techniques.
- Try different angles and perspectives at every location. You will quickly learn what works best for you.
- Experiment with various camera features, filters, and techniques such as zoom, flash, and shutter speed. The more you practice, the more you will improve.
- Make your own flash and color filters and don't be afraid to use them.
- Most importantly, share your photographs with your friends and family for valuable input that will improve your future location photography.
Location photography is not only an artistic endeavor, it's a way to express yourself, share your experiences with others, and even tell a story. The more you share your photographs with others, the more you will not only spread your art, but also get creative feedback, tips, advice, and even ideas for future photographs. Photography captures every moment, and every photograph tells a story, so don't be afraid to tell yours.
Most of all, have fun!