Types of setting to use...
Try different ISOs
Variety of shutter speeds/apertures
Changes of light
Use variety of focal lengths
We have so much equipment to chose from to aid in our shooting..
Fist of all it is all based on the type of shooting you want to do
and how much money you want to spend...
Sometimes I joke saying
They all do the same job...
depending on what you grew up with,
or friends recommendation
What you feel comfortable with
It's a tool..
Most important part is the Lens..!
Rule of thumb is the lower the f:stop the better f:1.4-2.8
and usually cost more..
Fixed or zoom lens..
again it's depends on what type of shooting..
105mm is great for portraits
14mm for shooting star fields
500mm for the moon
300mm for wild life
50mm f:1.4 general shooting/low light
these can get all the focal length you want..
With all the zoom lens out there the possibility are endless..
Lightweight VS application
I got several sizes of Bogan
Airplane travel size
or back packing:lightweight
bigger the lens size and weight
the more sturdy the tripod will need to be...
Tip: when you need a real steady shot
use a hanging center weight that pulls
the tripod down heavier...
Hence a steady shot
Tip:self timer or a remote..
if you touch that shutter bottom, it WILL move the camera..!
A good camera bag is important..
it protects your investment..
small ones for light shooting
bigger ones when you need different focal length lens and gadgets
Backpack bags are the best..
when traveling with lots of gear: Pelican cases are #1..
Crown Royal bags are great for extra protection for lens
remote self timers...
helpful stuff...Check list
UV filter "Which you leave on your lens as to protect it"
neutral density filter
lens cleaning cloth
zip lock bags
hide an extra car key
one of those mini multi utility knife
Sharpie "for autographs"
There are as many different kinds of photographers as star in the sky
Have an eye to see things,
Things that capture light and life
moments in time that will never happen again..
Hence a Chronicler
Advice that my mentors gave me..
GO OUT AND MAKE MISTAKES..!
As for errors..,on your next best pic you get, it was from what you learned from previous trying..
never give up on your dream..even in dark times..
Take one picture at a time, focus on that,..Not literary one picture, but in that moment
Meaning that by the time you get old you have lots of images..
The drive is in your heart...
Understand your lighting...
sometimes you have to hide to get that shot...
Do things that may be dangerous...
Seek out the hidden..
Watch your back,
a safe photographer, is the best photographer
Don't get lost..
situational awareness can never be under estimated...
Remember, you also have to stop and enjoy being in the moment
without thinking about the shot,just enjoy being in that time..the here and now..
Sounds weird,but is refreshing to the soul...
The best image is yet to come...
Take lots of Pictures