For some of us camping is a regular thing, but for others, it is an experience only done once every couple of months and even years. Camping experiences might conjure up amazing things and beauty, while people see things they have never seen before. Capturing these moments are awesome and you could use these photos to reminisce whenever you miss those times.
As a avid camper and photographer, I have decided to look at the top tips that you can use to create those unforgettable memories and enjoy every aspect of your camping experience. With these tips, you will never miss a great moment ever again and you could treasure these experience and even pass them down to your grandchildren in the future.
If you love photography and taking those impressive pictures, these tips should be perfect for you. Through experience, I have used them to get the best possible results for my photos and now you can use them for your trips as well.
Invest in a quality camera for outdoor use
The camera plays a massive role when it comes to capturing these moments and taking these pictures. A high-quality camera is much like a tent and the quality will show in those tough conditions. The right camera is also important. In addition, like a tent, there is no need to buy a 10 person tent if you are only three people.
I’m using the Canon G7X Mark II, it’s lightweight and good for both vlogging and photographing. There are a lot of things to prepare for a camping trip and I don’t want to add more weight to my backpack with a heavy camera.
The camera that is more expensive and made for outdoor use, will take a much better picture at higher resolutions when compared to the cheaper cameras, which has been made only for recreational use.
Understand your shutter speed
The shutter speed is an important part of photography and since most of your outdoor photos will be taken in the middle of the actions, it is important to focus on the shutter speed. Having a shutter speed of 1/2000th of a second is probably the best to avoid blurry photos, but 1/500th of a speed will also do. It is also important to understand the effect it will have on your photos.
Experiment with angles
If you are taking pictures of the environment or someone in the environment, you should try and keep them as the main focal point of the photo. To ensure this, you should focus on experimenting with different angles and see what each of the angles can offer you.
You might need to delete a couple of photos, but eventually, you will be trained with keeping the person in focus while taking in the beauty of the environment.
Depending on where the sun is relative to your position, you will need to focus on the exposure compensation. While it is always recommended that you take photos of landscapes during the golden low light hours, this is not always possible and having the sun in the way can be problematic. Try and get the sun at the right angle to ensure you can focus on the target and still get a great picture.
Keep the camera on you at all times
Beauty will not wait or happen on cue and to ensure that you never miss a beautiful moment, it is important to keep the camera on you at all times. This enables you to quickly react to any moment and simply snap away. You should also ensure the batteries are charged and that you have at least one pair of extra batteries if needed.
Often times you might try to snap a photo, only for it not to come out as perfect due to something in the background. Patience is a virtue and will be a great thing to have as you are taking pictures of your friends and the environment.
If you do not know how to stay warm in a tent while camping, you should learn this skill because patience is a similar skill that can be learned.
Practice makes perfect
The old saying goes that practice will make everything perfect and you will need to remember this when snapping away. The more practice you have, the more accustomed you will be with your camera and you will end up taking much better and clearer pictures of the environment and your surroundings. You can start by practicing in the garden at home.
Nature is beautiful and you can really enjoy every aspect of it with great photos. As pollution is destroying everything and the environment is getting hotter, the poles will be a great place to start snapping those majestic pictures.
We would like to thank you for reading this article and we also hope that you have found these tips helpful. Please let us know in the comment section if we might have missed any of your favorites. Happy camping!
Luna Anderson is avid camper from Phoenix, Arizona. She loves outdoors and she wants to show people the endless possibilities of this world and open your mind to experience over possession. You can find practical tips about hiking, camping and survival skills in her blog hikertrack.com.