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Your Guide to Outdoor Photography

by Heena
February 10, 2014
Best of 2014OriginalGreat Value

Outdoor photography  open lots of photography opportunity  it open many genres, like:  landscapes, nature, macro, wildlife and even low-light, or street or inner city, it is good if some time go out of your confimr zone and try to explore new technique and capture new subject . So while you might have set , So while you are getting ready to shoot some landscape or garden flowers or heading in the city streets to you should get  ready with some essential photography kit. The key here is preparation, because once you’re out in wild it can be a long trek home if you’ve forgotten something. Whatever you’re heading outdoors to capture, here are a few things to consider before you leave.

Purchasing a DSLR is just the beginning of your photographic journey. To make your work effective, precise, and well-defined, you need to have some essential things in your arsenal. Camera bags and memory cards are not the only things that make up a photographer’s accessory list. Regardless of your expertise in photography, having the necessary tools will make a big difference. The tools list varies depending on the work of the photographer.

Power Source

A professional photographer will never underestimate the significance of additional batteries. Whether you are on a vacation, photo-shoots or shooting photos for some other purposes, it can be quite frustrating when the battery goes off. Having backup batteries in hand will be of immense help during such times. It is the branded ones that cost a lot. Otherwise you can get good deals on batteries on sites like Best Buy, Amazon, and other online sites. Batteries have a short life in cold temperatures, so you need to carry the appropriate backup batteries in such cases.

Filters for Better Protection

The UV filters used in cameras are meant for filtering the UV light basically, but the filters are also used to protect the lens from

  • Impact

  • Grime and dust

  • Scratches

The filters range from 500 to over 5000 based on the brand and quality you buy. Going for a good quality filter will protect the lens, which is costlier to replace. Though some photographers think that the filters affect image quality, it is not so. In fact they make it easier for cleaning the lenses.

In addition to the UV filter, a polarizing filter is also needed to reduce the reflection you get from glass and water. They also aid in darkening the sky and creating more vivid pictures. The only drawback these have is they slow down the camera by reducing the amount of light that enters into it.


Maintenance Tools

Micro-fiber cloth dust blower should be present to remove the smudges and fingerprints formed. Dust blower is needed to remove the dust and dirt that adhere to the lens. Other cleaning tools include brush and cleaning pen combo, which enable a fingerprint free and precise lens cleaning.

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Protective Case for the Camera

Though the camera is going to be in use constantly, a camera case gives better protection. While buying the camera bag or case, you need to consider other items that go with it like the backup batteries, card readers, memory cards, filters, lenses, and the cleaning essentials. A bag with good padding and excellent protection externally will keep your photography equipment safe.


There are other vital things you need to have such as an external hard drive in case you take quite a high number of shots in high resolution or take HD video films. A 1 TB storage portable drive is the minimum storage option that you should have. Nifty Fifty or no zoom lens is essential for shots of portraits, food and settings in low light, as well as for close-ups and still photos. A tripod is another versatile accessory that you should not forget. It is vital for self-portraits, crisp images, and shooting in low light and for long exposures.

Tell a friend

Tell at least one person where you are going, the route you’ll be taking and when you expect to return. Perhaps offer to text or call them when you arrive at your location and also when you are on your way home again, just to put their mind at rest.specially if you are women and going into unknown place of city.

Road worthy

Double check your vehicle is topped up with gas and oil, and that the tires are correctly inflated and are in a good condition. If you are travelling some distance, track, it is a good idea to carry a small amount of fuel in can, to get you to the next gas station. Check the lights are working and pack a couple of spares. Keep a copy of your breakdown details just in case, but minimize the need of having to call someone out by having a spare tire and jack in your trunk.

Weather forecast

Check the weather forecast before you go to avoid adverse conditions (unless this is what you’re after) and wear/pack the appropriate clothing like  photography jacket to carry around this will give you quick access to all your accessory . carry a rain cover camera bag also so that you can protect your gear also Depending on the type of climate you are working in you may want to consider packing a few extra items in the trunk too, such as; a change of clothes and shoes, a blanket, spade/snow shovel, flask of hot tea/coffee, food, water, and sunscreen. A First Aid Kit and flashlight may also come in useful.




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Hi, I am heena abbasi passionate about writing and photography.I work as a freelancer blog and photo artist.Thank to photosquare for giving me chance to post my articles here and provide me a platform.

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