DSLR, action or compact – what to use

Photography is most of all a soft skill. It’s about seeing a scene and framing that scene in a way where it can tell the story the photographer sees. Without this soft skill photos will be of scared people in harsh light and the scenes will lack colors and content.

I do not see the soft skill as a natural born skill though, it is defensively something that can be learnt through trial and error. For new and aspiring photographers today there is also great help to be had from technology. Gone are the days when the tools a photographer bought was specialized in one area that had to be learnt from scratch to be able to use. Today technology is an on-board teacher that is always holding ones hand.

Looking at what technology can give us I want to share how I see camera bodies, regardless of lenses, that I see a usage for in my own photography.
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Default photography gear

Is there such a thing as a basic or default photography kit? Today, we have access to amazing technology and gear to help us in our photography and the vast range of choice can be a challenge.

The market tries to tell us that we need specialist equipment for everything and that even as an amateur you must spend big money to get a shoot that is good. I thought I should share with you a setup you can use for next to everything you photograph today and most that you will photograph in the future.

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How to maximize the value of your visit to the zoo as a photographer

The zoo is a great place both to explore animals and locations but also where you can practice your photography skills. To maximize your visit there however you can plan out ahead on what you should do there and what to bring. Read on to find out more!
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Buying your first DSLR

Every day, people find the joy of photography using what they have and many get the urge to upgrade their equipment to a DSLR instead of a compact. The reason to upgrade can be that one want a system where lenses can be exchanged or perhaps where a better quality of the images that are being taken is needed. What ever the reason is to upgrade to a DSLR, there is a number of questions one should ask before running to the store.

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Memory cards – does size matter?

Wheter to use one large memory card or multiple smaller ones is a question most digital photographers have to ask themselfs at one point. The choice is almost as debated as Nikon vs. Cannon but I still would like to give my personal hint about the matter.

For simplicity we start of with a real life example of a photoshoot where a photographer is our for a full day of photographing a forest. When the day is over and the photos is about to be imported to the computer the memory card have become corrupted by moist and no photos can be imported. Using a large card available today perhaps one thousand photos would now be thrown away.

If the photos instead was stored on multiple smaller memorycards there is a great chance that not all cards would have broke at the same time and some photos could be saved. And this is the reason to why I use multiple cards instead of single large ones. It makes the risc of loosing your work a litle bit smaller.

Tip from the Autor » When taking photos on a trip or in places which are very crowded, do not keep all your memorycards in the same place! Buy a couple of small hardcases for your memorycards and keep some in your bag and some in a pocket for example. This will spread the risc even further if you for example loose your bag by mugging or just bad luck.