Photo by Patrick Hendry
Summer vacation is here and that calls for a camping trip. Camping is a great family activity or it’s good to go solo to gather your thoughts and feel rejuvenated. You may want to take the time to capture it and take some stunning photographs. Taking your camera out into the wilderness can seem like an intimidating concept but follow our tips and your camping photos will turn out great!
Photo by Corey Agopian
Be Prepared for the Weather
Bring plastic bags or some other kind of waterproofing equipment to save your camera. Bring polarizing filters for super sunny weather and prevent lens flares. Get a good quality camera bag that can save your equipment from moisture.
Photo by Torbjorn Sandbakk
Bring Minimal Equipment
Your tent is a small place and you will have to hike with your equipment at some point. Try not to clutter it with tons of equipment or strain your back with a heavy bag. Bring a camera bag with the essentials and don’t bring more than two lenses. A tripod might be a good idea to get those perfect lake landscapes and sunrise long exposures.
Photo by Autumn Mott
Capture Camping Candids
As nice as landscape shots are, capture the essence of camping. Take pictures of your tent setup and of your friends while they canoe or hike. Show the little moments of your camping trip outside of the nature shots.
Photo by Brooke Campbell
Take Advantage of the Golden Hours
Golden hour is different in the wilderness than in the city. Try to capture those lakeside sunsets and sunrises as well as beautifully lit candids. Natural lighting in the woods is not something you experience every day so take advantage.