Ok I might need to change the title from “The best photography tip on Google” to “The best photography tip for outdoor photography on Google.”
But trust me, this tip works for any type of photography but probably applies better to outdoor photography.
Before I unload this valuable piece of information, let me first say, there are tons of tips and tricks for taking awesome outdoor photos, like the ones I posted here about waterfalls.
Or these tips I wrote about here for taking sweet Milky Way shots!
The reason I think this is the The Best Photography Tip On Google is because it’s the number one thing you have to do to be successful as an outdoor photographer!
Settings, tripods, ND filters, lenses, skill level……
All these things are important but none as important ar being there in the moment.
That’s why in my opinion, The Best Photography Tip On Google is just being there, going there, being at the place, waking up early, staying up late, driving to the location, however you want to word it, just being in that single place at the right time for that awesome photo you have been dreaming of.
That’s it, sounds easy right!
Well, it’s not always as easy as it seems….
As a matter of fact, I always say that a great outdoor photo is 20% skill and 80% being there.
Let’s face it, all the skill in the world does you no good whatsoever if you don’t pack up that skill in the car and go to the place where the magic happens.
I can not tell you how many mornings I have gotten up early and driven for hours just to shoot a photo. Why do I do this, I guess the short answer is, because I need to.
I have that weird creative thing inside my brain that says “you need to do this.”
It’s hard to explain but if you’re reading this post, you get me.
Some shots require more dedication to “being there” then others.
For example, a Milky Way shoot takes more time and energy than a sunrise shoot or a sunset shoot.
Certain locations require more time and planning to get that perfect shot.
Like this one of Hawksbill Crag at Whitaker Point in the Buffalo Wilderness area of central Arkansas.
This shot required spending the night in the car at the trailhead and then waking up at 4:30 am and hiking 45 minutes in the dark to arrive before sunrise just to get set up and get “my spot.”
Or this one where I had to leave work early, drive an hour and twenty minutes to be the first one there as soon as the snow fell.
Or this shot of the Milky Way that required spending two hours on the edge of a cliff in the middle of the night until the Milky Way got perfectly lined up with the tree.
And last but not least, this Blood Moon shot which required a well planned set up and the perfect timing.
So as you can see by these examples…
The Best Photography Tip On Google has to be hands down, being there in the moment.
It’s my opinion anyways….
And that’s good enough for me.
If you have found value in this tip, please check out some of my other posts and hit me up with some of your photography tips and tricks!
Thanks for reading and we’ll catch you on the next adventure!