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Digital Chat – Paul’s 10 Tips for Better Digital Photography (preview)

©Paul Burwell Grizzly sow with cub. This photo was made from a Zodiac inflatable boat during a driving rain storm. Using ISO 3200 allowed me to use a shutter speed of 1/320 of a second, which helped make a sharp image.

©Paul Burwell
Grizzly sow with cub. This photo was made from a Zodiac inflatable boat during a driving rain storm. Using ISO 3200 allowed me to use a shutter speed of 1/320 of a second, which helped make a sharp image. Gear/Settings: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 500mm f/4L IS +1.4 X Extender II shot at 700mm, ƒ5.6@1/320 sec., ISO 3200

Story and photography by Paul Burwell

I teach hundreds of students the basics of digital photography each year.  Through that teaching experience, along with my own trials and tribulations, I’ve been able to put together a list of tips that will help you get the most out of your digital photography.  Listed in traditional countdown format, here are my top 10 ten digital photography tips:

10. Use filters when it makes sense to use filters.  Generally, I’ll only put a filter on a lens if it solves a problem. Polarizers are great for getting rid of reflections (from water and windows especially), producing deep blue skies, saturating your colours, increasing contrast and reducing glare. But, they cost you two to three stops of light (your camera gets four to eight times less light) so only use them when the situation calls for it.

To read more of Paul Burwell’s top 10 tips for better digital photography pick up the Fall/Winter 2015 issue of OPC. To never miss an issue please subscribe today!

 

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