How to photograph in the campaign
The question of how best to photograph in a campaign relates to general issues – how to photograph in general. But in the campaign for the photographer, and just for a person with a camera, there are nuances and additional features that can and should be taken into account.
And so, you first need to decide on what you are going on a hike – very often this is a big, huge backpack full of provisions, clothes, a tent and a sleeping bag, and also a guitar to boot. In the campaign is important every extra kilogram that carries people. Therefore, if you plan to constantly photograph, it is better to take a light camera with a light lens. All digital cameras are ideal for the campaign, mirror – already really add extra pounds.
So what to take? I advise you to do with a standard whale lens 18-55, which will allow you to zoom, wide viewing angle, and it is also light. You can also grab an extra lightweight lens. From experience, I will say that heavy telephones on a hike are not very effective, as it is not convenient to walk with them all the time, and stopping and changing them for quite some time, especially if this is a real trip to the most ordinary mountains for a couple of days. Also, you need to remember about the battery charge and, if possible, turn off the image stabilization function on the lens, make the delay in displaying the taken photo minimal, and it’s better to just take a spare battery.
For example, the photos in this article were taken on 3 lenses – this is Jupiter-21A, which I took to write a good review about it. Whale lens 18-55, which is very sharp and made it easy to shoot landscapes, and Jupiter-37A, which was shared by my colleague. I will say that with the heavy and long Jupiter-21A it is very difficult to control in the mountains and it is almost not realistic to quickly arrange the necessary frame with people.
I advise the camera to constantly wear around your neck, so as not to miss interesting landscapes, animals, people. A camera strap can rub a photographer’s neck quite a bit if he hasn’t worn a camera around his neck before. Especially rubs a heavy bunch of camera and lens. In my first trip with a DSLR and my D90 and the whale 18-105, it was quite difficult to move in the trip, rub my neck, add extra effort. Of course, it was quite convenient to use the bundle while parking.
Be sure to take a waterproof package, as you can get under the rain, and even at night the camera can be damaged by condensate formed from temperature changes. Additional photographic equipment must be taken in terms of the need for photo research.
Further, the most interesting thing is how to take better pictures: due to the marching mood, the landscape will constantly change and landscape photos can be made a whole lot. Also, in nature, a wide variety of different plants that will attract your attention.
Particularly interesting photographs can come out at sunset or sunrise. True summer sunrise is pretty early. All terrain and all objects during the sunset and sunrise have a nice color.
Also, you can photograph your friends or just people against the background of nature, there is a huge field for creativity and you need to look at each situation separately. Most likely, your friends themselves will ask you to take a picture of them against the background of something interesting.