67. Check out the poses before taking the shot.
Before taking pictures of your model, try to use your imagination when it comes to the poses you
want him or her to do. Aside from that, you should also think of ways of how your model can do
it. Once you have thought of the poses, let your model execute them the way you want it to be
done, and try out some new things.
68. How to minimize reflections from glasses.
When you shoot subjects that wear glasses, there is a possibility of glare on the glasses. Having
glare on the glasses is not a good sight to see. To get around it though, all you need to do is to
invest on a good polarizer. When you put on the polarizer, it would greatly solve your problem.
69. Don’t be too reliant on your DSLR.
It is true that having a DSLR would provide you better picture quality than your point and shoot
gear. However, it is not a good reason to miss out on a great moment that is worth capturing, just
because you were not able to bring it with you. If you feel that a moment that you should capture
is about to unfold, you should click away with whatever you have.
70. Don’t forget to come up with a list.
When you are about to leave your place to perform a shoot, it is always better to have a list of
what you need to bring. Aside from the things to bring, the list should also indicate certain
processes you need to do prior to leaving. Some of which would include charging the batteries,
testing your camera, transferring the pictures to your PC to empty your memory card, and so on.
71. Shoot with other photographers.
It is always best to shoot with other photographers, especially with those that are more
experienced than you are. This way, you get to learn lots of things from them, such as their
techniques, their equipment, their style, and a lot more. Aside from that, you can also make new
friends. Doing this would certainly offer you an opportunity to learn lots of new things.
72. Think first and slow down.
There are times when it is better to slow down taking pictures and think. This would provide you
a way to listen to yourself. By doing that, you can come up with brighter ideas, better poses,
better angles, and a lot more. Thus, before you press on your shutter, try to think about the image
you are capturing first.
73. How not to forget client’s name.
You could become quite uncomfortable when you are talking with a client, while taking his
pictures, and you forgot his name. One of the ways to prevent that is to write down his name on a
sticky note, and let it stick at the back of your camera. Make sure to make the note small enough
for him not to notice it.