"10 Tips for Great Field Photography" - Podcast 44

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Here are 10 tips that you'll want to keep in your back pocket the next time you wander into the great outdoors. I've been using these tips for years, but had a chance to refine them a bit on my recent adventure to Iceland. The goal of field photography is to capture great images, enjoy nature, and do no harm to yourself and others. This list will help you accomplish the first goal.

  1. Chase the light.
  2. Photograph where you are.
  3. Get out of the car.
  4. Know where your equipment is.
  5. Walk around the subject.
  6. Take food and water.
  7. Shoot high quality.
  8. Isolate your subjects.
  9. Take a polarizer.
  10. Learn from what you've shot, then shoot it again.

Listen to the Podcast

Now that I've piqued your curiosity about these tips, it's time to listen to today's audio show titled, "10 Tips for Great Field Photography." You can download the podcast here (26 minutes).

13 Comments

Thank you Derrick
is always a delight to listen to your podcasts. Keep going with the good work and again a big thank you.
Nish

Hi Nish, Thanks for the good words. I really like being a member of our virtual camera club. Lots more to come!

Welcome home Derrick!

I just started to listen to your podcasts. Keep up the great website and podcast. I work in San Francisco - so welcome back (no place like the Bay Area)!

Great list, adhere to it often ;-)
#11. Turn around.
Don't get so caught up with what is in front of you to miss any great subject or timing behind you.

-Landon

Turn around is a great addition to the list. For example, it's amazing to me how different things look when I return on the same trail. I often get shots that I missed the first time going in. And how many times have any of us been shooting something only to have our photo buddy say, "hey, look behind you!" And there's a great photo...

Great list. Here's one more.

#12. Change perspective (don't assume the best shot is from eye level)

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