7 SIMPLE photography TIPS I wish I knew EARLIER

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I was looking through some old photos and realised how far I have come in the last few years. So I tried to understand why and came up with these 7 photography tips that help me improve my landscape photos. I really think they made a big difference and helped me take great shots. From understanding your camera better to light and composition.

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NIKON GEAR
Current landscape camera – Nikon D810 – http://geni.us/nikd810
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Fav lens – Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 – http://geni.us/nikon2470
Best for Landscapes – Nikon 16-35mm f/4 -http://geni.us/MCglWI

FUJI GEAR
2nd landscape camera – Fujifilm X-T2 – http://geni.us/0VayB
Awesome Bokeh – Fuji XF35mm F2 – http://geni.us/fuji35f2
Killer wide angle lens – Fuji 10-24mm F4 – http://geni.us/fuji1024

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39 thoughts on “7 SIMPLE photography TIPS I wish I knew EARLIER

  1. I’m not advanced in photography whatsoever but living on the coast with vast expanses of sea, sand and sky I find that the right light is two hours after sunrise and two hours before sunset. I face due east looking out over the Humber Estuary and at the rear of my apartment due west looking towards the Lincolnshire Wolds. Magnificent during all seasons. Thank you for the presentation, so well explained, I have learnt a lot.

  2. LOVE this Nigel – terrific learning points, delivered (as you always do) in an honest and down to earth manner. Great work mate and many thanks for the advice. Go well and stay well!

  3. Nigel, I've been watching all your videos since I've been home with the Virus lockdown, and this video, is one of my favorites! Good points and examples to illustrate them. Thanks for all your videos, I like how you address very real problems and come ups with simple, easy solutions.

  4. What improved my photography was knowing how to control the light you have. Just because it is mid-day, doesn't mean you can't control the light. Adjust the ISO and aperture to darken overly bright light and do similarly when there is less light. Certainly, being out at the right time and capturing those sunsets and sunrises, but if you don't have the camera set properly to capture that light, you will lose a lot of that light's impact.

  5. ETTR is definitely the way to go. Of the 4096 levels of brightness available half of them are given over the levels on the right, 2048. Only 64 levels are given to the stop beginning at the left.

  6. Love this video, for years i have been enthusiastic in my photography but more recently upgraded from my Canon EOS 600 DSLR to a full frame Canon EOS RP. I am now looking to take my photography more seriously, to get more out of the photos i take….I like yourself would love to reflect in a few years and see where i have improved my photos.

  7. For general Photography = APERTURE Priority
    For Sports = Shutter Priority

    Honestly, MANUAL is not needed unless you're a Pro in a studio

  8. I love my aircraft photography but always struggled with changing my setup from jets to props as my true love is WW2 aircraft. Now most of you will probably say , well that's obvious. But to me at the time it wasn't . Then a good friend of mine asked me how I had the camera setup , aperture priority I told him. Well that's fine for your jets Lynton said but when it comes to your prop aircraft you need it on shutter priority and start on a setting of 1/125 sec to obtain the prop blur that your after. Lightbulb for me.

  9. Maybe my problem was lighting, I hope so because all the Fotos that I took over the years with my phone where improving and I thought maybe you can be better and I bought a camera now I'm struggling because I think I bought not the best one in my price spectrum.

    Right now it is just bad whether just clouds bad light and I was outside tried to take photos, but It doesn't worked out for me idk.
    I had so much fun taking photos, but now I somehow don't have so much fun with a camera anymore, I probably have to find myself first.I understand everything I know all the basics +, but I need the experience of how to use everything that works when.I just hope that it will improve over time and that I will quickly get to the level of my cell phone and then really get better I enjoy taking pictures but it doesn't feel right when I know that I could take better pictures with a cell phone …

  10. Just seeing your video and immediately realizing that you also got the wonderful Album "Full Moon" in your shelf with the most fascinating pictures ever.. very nice 😉

  11. Can you send me a camera that u dont need reee. I really want to do photography but all i use is my shitty phone. I dont have any fuqin money. 🙁

  12. doing a course next week really liked lisening to this guy. Theres so many wankers around who talk so much tech, crap look foward to next video

  13. 14:11 I was immediately thinking…what if you tried resting the camera on the top board on fence. Maybe seeing the path instead of the fence would have been interesting? Ah, then at 16:37 there it was! The path was very visually appealing and interesting. Thanks for the great video 🙂

  14. Great video, thank you for your insight. Your advice on how to use the histogram is the third different tip I've found regarding what it should look like ideally. I read first that one wants it to look like a "mountain range" with no extreme spikes, the second (a video I watched right before this one) said one wants a "smooth", "flowing" and "flat" histogram. I've only recently come to appreciate the histogram and understand what it's telling me though.

  15. Can you do a video on how you started making a living in landscape photography? Or link it to me if you already made one? I would like to know what path I should search for while pursuing something like landscape and wildlife photography

  16. I liked the point about only putting into a scene what you want to take out of it. Ie going in close on figures on a beach rather than the whole scene in front of you. I take a lot of the kind of image shown first that were a bit less impactful. I do get landscapes I am pleased with but would like to get to a higher level.

  17. I worked in audio for years and the using the histogram is a lot like using the spectrum analyzer. When you have to eq a room, you should always be cutting frequencies to get the response you need and never boosting them. It's the same with an image It's better to cut down highlights rather than artificially trying to create texture or detail in shadows.

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