10 things you aren’t doing with your images but really should

Final surf photography advice from our professional photographer: safety first

7. Try something new

10 things you aren't doing with your images but really should

It’s reassuring to use tried and tested modes and settings, but the only way to learn how to do something new is to break out of your comfort zone. Pick a new technique or find a mode that you’ve never used before and give it a go. What’s the worst that can happen?

8. Use flash outdoors

Because there’s plenty of light outside during the day, many enthusiast photographers shy away from using flash for outdoor portraits. However, it can really lift your images by injecting a little sparkle to the eyes, filling out shadows and even enabling you to darken the background.

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