Tips Try Something Different! Try a Different Angle Try a Different Light Scale Can Be Useful Don’t Ignore the Small Include Pollinators or other insects Patience and Planning is important But Don’t Miss an Opportunity! Shooting Philosophies Spray-and-Pray vs. Getting Exactly What You Want A Tale of Photographic Horror aka Always Make Sure You Have a Backup! This slide is deliberately blank in honor of photos lost… Hardware Tips Know your Hardware a great place to start is the manual! practice with your equipment check your equipment before you go on a shoot (clean, charge, clear) Hardware Tips Have plenty of memory with you the best photo may not happen early Be sure the memory card is blank! today’s pictures should add to your old ones, not replace them… Hardware Tips Be prepared… The cable you suddenly need? …it’s probably the only one you didn’t bring with you A spare battery that isn’t used is better than not having one and missing a shot. Practice Ideas We have a showy spring here, but there are times when things are not as exciting… Greenhouses Botanical Gardens Road Trips Houseplants Shooting for Identification Have pity on your identifier! A Series of Shots Is Often More Useful Photo by Daniel Tenaglia Photos by Daniel Tenaglia A scanner is also a camera. The most important tip of all… Love what you’re doing and have fun! It will show in your pictures.