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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Bozeman, MT

    Default A few photography tips - YouTube Video

    We often have photo contests and other ideas here on Hunt Talk. We see the entire spectrum of image quality, in terms of composition and quality. I asked the guys to put together a video of what they think are five quick tips that will make for better hunting images, not just trophy shots.

    Michael, our new WPA is very handy with the still camera, so he got elected to be the lead on this video. I asked that it be designed for folks like me, not pros like him. That simplification can create a challenge for people who are far down the path on the technical aspects of this.

    There are some great photographers here on Hunt Talk. I hope some of those experienced guys will chime in to help the rest of us up our game on story telling with photos.

    Today they are out working on a video of how your smart phone camera can be a very powerful story telling tool. After all, hunters are mankind's original story tellers, dating back to petroglyphs, to stories painted on bison hides, to Remington and Russell, to where we are today.
    My name is Randy Newberg and I approved this post. What is written is my opinion, and my opinion only.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    North Dakota


    My two tips would be:

    1.) Read your camera's user manual. I think a lot of people (myself included years ago) spend the money on a point and shoot or dslr camera and just expect it to take great pictures out of the box. Take the time to sit down and read the owners manual. Learn to understand how it works and the terminology. If there is something that is hard to understand, YouTube or Google it. There is a wealth of knowledge online that can help people understand how their camera works. Don't get frustrated and give up, learn it. I would argue that most people haven't even touched 1/10th of the capabilities their camera can produce due to not truly understanding the functions.

    2.) Have it accessible. I know it's a pain in the arse to constantly open and close your pack to take your camera out but come February after the season is long gone you will thank yourself for snapping all of those random photos throughout the fall. I either have my camera on the top of my pack (inside but at the top) for quick access or I will have it on a clip (Peak Design) while hiking so it's right there. Every time I sit and take a break or am at a glassing point, my camera is out and ready to go. If you are packing it around all day, you might as well actually use it.

    Have fun with it! You can never have TOO many photos

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    Great video idea!
    Mother Nature - "You can't fit all 4 seasons in to ONE week"
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    Good introduction to what I hope becomes a long ongoing series of clips touching on basic to advanced photo/videography skills.
    No one can go back and make a brand new start, however anyone can start from now and make a new ending.

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