Top 10 Photography Tips to Catch Rare Moments
1) If you want to catch a rare moment, then always have your camera near you
2) Leave your camera set default to F22 at 125th sec with a high ISO to be able to 'just take the shot' and in most cases you will get a good result.
3) Leave auto-focus on as default, save time focusing when the moment happens
4) Ideally have two cameras, one with a good zoom from 24 to 100 mm; the other with a long lens, so you just grab the appropriate camera to take the shot
5) Always have a mini tripod to hand, in case the lighting is so bad you need to use a slow shutter speed
6) If you are using a digital camera, just keep taking lots of shots and delete the unwanted ones later
7) Get the subject used to you taking pictures, so they relax and ignore you. Then when that moment occurs, you can catch them more naturally.
8) Try to get an adapter for your camera, so that you can view straight down (instead having the camera at eye level) then people don't realise you are taking pictures and they act more natural.
9) Try to develop a habit of quickly taking multiple shots at two other aperture settings, you can delete the bad ones when the moment has passed.
10) Remember that nobody likes their photo taken, but they always want a copy when you catch 'the rare moments' so ignore the short-term criticism and enjoy the recorded moments for a life-time.
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