How to Enjoy a Photo-walk Safely:

Photo-walking is one of the most interesting way to indulge ourself in photography. In photo-walking people roam with their cameras and they capture the subjects which attract them. Photo-walking may be done alone or in a group, however I prefer group as in a group there are many advantages like it becomes more enjoyable, we learn from our mates and it is better safety-wise as well. Event like photo-walks give professional photographers a good platform to interact with people. Prior to a photo-walk, we should plan it precisely and keep some things in mind to enjoy it to the fullest.

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1. Keep yourself comfortable:
No doubt, it is the foremost thing. You are going some miles on your feet; so it’s pretty mandatory to choose comfortable footwear and clothes. As nobody want to get bruised or swelled feet after a long walk.

2. Keep your gear ready:
No body know what we encounter in the next second while a photo-walk, that event not give you enough time to adjust all your camera settings to click it. So the best approach to be ready all the time.

3. Aware of the surroundings:
Personally I feel it as the most important aspect. Your lack of attention might be fatal for you as well as for others. If you just find a wonderful subject to click then don’t forget the fact that you are on a road or pedestrian walk. Don’t cross this safe zone unconsciously.

4. Keep backup :
As you will roam along with the camera on all the time, it is obvious that your battery will drain out soon. So you must have some battery backup with you which will help you out in clicking for a longer time.

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Photography ideas for beginners:

Photography is developing its deep roots even in the hearts of people who are not taking it professionally. The reason behind this is the power of photography which enables us to express ourselves and communicate with an ease. Apart from it, the cameras are now available at an affordable price as compared to the prices before 5-6 years. Even the prices of SLRs have reduced to a great extent. In present time many people just buy a SLR and after a while they realize that photography is not as easy as it seems. They generally run short of ideas and subjects to click. As photography is an art, it is not restricted to any particular boundaries and you can capture anything you want. I am presenting a compact checklist to start your photography mission:

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1. Your backyard and garden:
     It is probably the best place to start with. There are many subjects at these places and best part is that you are the king here. You can do any manipulations according to your need and capture great photographs here.

2. Family members:
     The advantage with shooting portraits with family members is that the mutual understanding between you and them is perfect and it is the foremost thing to capture good portraits. Find some time on weekends for this.

3. Streets and public parks:
     Moving outside is a good option as you will find a great exposure of your near surroundings. Kids playing in a park and a group of elder people on a lazy evening are some of the amazing sights which you will invent with an ease.

4. Festivals and social events:
     Likeness of getting some perfect photographs in a social gathering or festival season is very high. The main reason behind this is that everyone is full of zeal and enthusiasm during these moments and you can easily reflect their emotions in your photos.

The Top 8 reasons which motivate people for Photography

     Apart from the adept photographers, we get a glimpse of many people clicking photographs at tourist places, in public events at parties. We can see that there was a significant rise in SLR and DSLR sales during the last year. There are many factors which tempt people to click photographs as much as possible. The top most reasons for this are listed below:

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1. To express ourselves and communicate with others:

     No doubt! Photography is the most effective way to express our feelings to others visually; the most common example is of many NGOs who maintain a vast gallery of images to tell others about the scenario and their initiative. Photographs always give a good feel of the situation to others.

2. To preserve memories forever and ever:

      As a human tendency, we always want to freeze the enjoyable and memorable moments for the lifetime so that we can cherish our memories. Everybody knows how it feels after looking at an old photograph and recalling those lovable moments of life. Photographs help in many ways, whether it is of a family member who passed away, of a kid who has turned into a man now or of any memorable event of life.

3. To instantly freshen up and revitalize the mood:

      Feeling low??? Just take your camera and start capturing. To capture photos a deep proper attention and focus on the subject we are clicking at. By the help of photography we put a check on prolong negative thoughts and focus on other things. You can capture anything; it may be the tree in your backyard, the sun at sunset time or your kids.

4. To feel the beauty of nature:

      Just wake up early on a weekend, grab your gear and go for a walk. You will see a numerous sights to click. While clicking the beautiful nature photos and observing the sights you will feel the beauty of nature that we usually ignore because of our daily work and hectic schedules.

5. To make money:

      Several people commence photography as a leisure time activity and a passion and along with time they realize that it’s a powerful means of earning money as many companies and websites always look for high quality stock photos for their businesses and pay a fair price for it.