Darren Jew might just have the perfect job. Each year the photographer packs thousands of dollars’ worth of gear and travels out to the Pacific isles of Tonga to document the lives of humpback whales.
The light meters in digital cameras grow more sophisticated and ‘intelligent’ every year… but our cameras still give us exposure errors and inconsistencies. So why is this, and can the meters built into digital cameras every be truly foolproof? Maybe not. Here are nine things you may not have realised about your camera’s metering system, its limitations and how to get the best from it.
Although tripods and monopods are the usual tools of choice for supporting a camera and keeping it still, they’re not the only solution. Take a look at a few of these ideas that can help with capturing shake-free images.
One of the key advantages of a DSLR is that you can change lenses to suit the subject you’re photographing, whether that’s to achieve a specific look and effect or to squeeze more out of the available light. But what if you only used one camera and one lens, either for a one-day shoot, a weekend photo break or even a year-long project?