Getting that perfect shot can be difficult. There are a number of different variables that come into play that can make or break whether that shot is National Geographic worthy, such as lighting, motion, gear, and even the camera case. These tips are designed to help you get the best shot possible, not matter what the situation.
1. Know the Light
The first thing you should do is assess where the light is coming from and use that to your advantage. Whether the light is natural or artificial, you can make it enhance your photo. In fact, the light should be interacting with your shot in some way. The best thing to do is determine if you want your light source to highlight your subject or cast shadows. Check out Jason Row’s 2015 Article “[link=http://www.lightstalking.com/mixed-lighting/]...
Totally agree with you, Rachel! It's really important to read manuals, but it's better to do it before going for a trip to take beautiful photos, not afterwards) And yes, mind packing... I broke my lens once when I was climbing a mountain. Rocks are dangerous for fragile stuff. One more truth about National Geographic pics is the work that is done over a photo. Some of them, like landscapes, may look unrealistic because photographers abuse using HDR https://aurorahdr.com/what-is-high-dynamic-range-photography If an image is overedited, it loses its attractiveness for me.
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