Five top tips to taking better photos outdoors
Set your ISO at it’s lowest if you’re outside and it’s very bright.
For a darker day increase your ISO – Note: the the higher the ISO the grainer your images will be, the lower the ISO and the better quality images you’ll get.
2. WHITE BALANCE
Set your WB to cloudy or shady, especially when taking photographs of flowers and people, as this helps create true-to-life colours and is great for skin tones.
Set your aperture/f-stop to 2.0 (or the lowest setting you have if it’s higher), as this will allow you to let more light into your camera and create a softer focus, which helps add a lovely depth-of-field. Especially great for flora, and is very flattering for portraits of people.
4. SHUTTER SPEED
Keep your settings for the above always set at the same and just practice adjusting your shutter speed for when the light changes. A rule of thumb is to never go below 250 as your images will become slightly out of focus. Note: The faster your shutter speed then the sharper your images will be. And if you are outdoor with a low ISO and f-stop setting, then they will be completely washed out as a lower shutter speed allows more light in, as opposed to a higher SS, which will decrease the amount of light that’s let in.
Now you have learnt the basics make sure that you get out and practice. Only by practicing will you grasp the settings more, which will lead to better photos.
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