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Anonymous 2015-06-16 17:35:27 No.2607092

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I am going travelling to Asia for a few months and obviously want to get some decent photos whilst I am there. I know very little about photography on a practical level. I have a fairly basic, non DSLR camera too (Fujifilm S7500).

I have a few months before I leave and just want to get some tips on getting the best pics I can with the basic camera I have. Any tips for travel photography in general or stuff I should definitely learn to make for better shots. I accept I won't be able to get professional looking photos with my skillset and hardware but I just don't want to be randomly shooting on Auto the whole time.

Any advice gladly accepted


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Anonymous 2015-06-16 17:43:14 No.2607097
>>2607092
If you can, get your subjects when they're in open shade. Try to get as close as you can to things that are interesting, and try to minimize distracting elements from your images (useless trees, garbage, furniture, etc) and try to make everything that stays in the frame part of the story. Know that your images will look the best when taken in the brightest light available, so be aware that indoor/night photos will be a struggle, because of the quality of your camera.

Mostly worry about finding interesting subjects, and getting close enough to them. Nothing makes vacation photos look amateur and shitty more than a tiny zebra 1200 meters away and a whole world of empty grass around it. Or worse yet, "digital zoom" which just enlarges and crops in on the photo, leaving it blurry, low resolution, pixelated, and gross. Get in there. Let the camera do the rest on its own, though it would be a good idea to read the manual a few times before you go so you can get the best handle on the settings and features.

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Anonymous 2015-06-16 17:43:30 No.2607098
>>2607092
Technically good shots require good technology and proper configuration.

Aesthetically nice photography requires aesthetically nice subjects.

Artsy shots are produced by doing something half-retarded aka "interesting" aka "playful" with pictures - preferably also with aesthetic subjects.

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Anonymous 2015-06-16 17:51:01 No.2607101
>>2607092
>>2607098

OP here

Thanks. I should also add that I am a graphic artist and know my way around Photoshop pretty well so adjustments and enhancements are possible (although I know that is no substitute for shitty photos)

I have a basic understanding of composition coming from an art background (rule of 3rds etc) I guess its the technical side of things I need help with. Nice tip about ditching digital zoom

Sadly I am also travelling alone so any pictures of me will be left to random strangers or temporary travel buddies. And I'd rather kill myself than become a selfie stick/GoPro wanker

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Anonymous 2015-06-16 17:55:17 No.2607106
>>2607092
get apsc camera.
put camera in auto.
learn to composition.
????

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Anonymous 2015-06-16 17:56:30 No.2607107
>>2607106

Can't afford a new camera unfortunately. All my money is going towards saving for my trip right now

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Anonymous 2015-06-16 17:59:26 No.2607109
>>2607101
> Sadly I am also travelling alone so any pictures of me will be left to random strangers or temporary travel buddies. And I'd rather kill myself than become a selfie stick/GoPro wanker
Cheap remote trigger (camera looks like it might have the ability to use one...) , and maybe a self-standing monopod or tripod?

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Anonymous 2015-06-16 18:08:31 No.2607117
>>2607092
This is obvious, but know generally how many shots/mins of video you can cram per single battery charge. Bring a spare if you think you'll need it per day.

Bring extra memory.

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Anonymous 2015-06-16 18:11:26 No.2607120
>>2607101
Photos of you in front of places are more about memories than about art, so don't worry too much about that. When you're taking photos of other interesting things is when you should be thinking about it.

Digital cameras have some limitations, and low end point and shoot cameras even more-so, so you should be aware of them. Dynamic range is the ability of the sensor to capture light and information in the brightest and darkest areas of the image at the same time. So, a reflection of the sun on a car window, and the concrete under that same car, for instance. Real life in harsh sunlight can be anywhere from 15 to 20 "stops" of light (don't worry about what stops are really, just pay attention to the number, but feel to do some Googling) However, the range of a digital sensor is only about 12 to 14 stops of range. So in super contrasty situations, you'll have to make a decision whether to capture all your highlights and lose your shadows to black, or to expose for your shadows, and lose your highlights to pure white. It depends on the photo, but in most cases, it's good practice to expose for your bright areas, and then try to bring up the detail in your shadows later once you get to your computer. I'm not sure what capabilities your camera has, but you should shoot in a raw format if you can (rather than JPEG) because it will give you a lot more capabilities in editing. You should also study up on whether you can look at a live histogram as you're shooting, and learn about your metering modes to know what information the camera is actually giving you.

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Anonymous 2015-06-16 18:36:00 No.2607128
OP here

This is all good info, thanks







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