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health and saftey procedures and insurance. Also raw and jpeg info

helpful points legal and safeguarding myself and the public.


  1. using a tripod in public places,  you should always be aware of your surroundings and equiptment: around water, ledges. people and children, carry  your/my equiptment safefully.
  2. get your equiptment insured.
  3. insurances for yourself and public: 1. insure your equiptment on household insureance is a way. 2 public liabilities – ie. me or you as a photographer. 3 proffessional indemnity insurance. like the company Artist insurance[a.n on internet]
  4. keep lenses in  in a safe place while moving around or transporting your photographic equiptment. make sure your sensors are clean an lenses.
  5. in public spaces it is my right to take pictures of people and legal. some places have requirements ie: national parks that tripods are not allowed and you have to pay if its for professional pics on thier land. for security purposes you may be stopped taking pictures if you have no authority form there governing body like: airports ect
  6. memoery cards store all the pictures. it is advisable to back up your work on 3 devices as you can loose the data on memory cards through no faul of your own: hard drives and a computer or device that you can store media to back up your work are suggested.
  7. always have spare batteries as if you are out for long periods of time. so you can complete your photography to save havin to do many trips and get the best out of photos.
  8.  different types of composition: rule of thirds, black and white, portraits. long exposure, time bulb, repertition, land scapes and night photography.
  9. processing procedures like poloriser lenses and neutral density filters help processing images, also different lenses: like a 50mm for portaits with apeture settings of 1.8f – 16f. 18mm-55mm for  wider angle.
  10. different lenses i have for my Nikon: 18mm -55mm, 50mm, 70mm-30mm which is a Sigma version, 18mm-200mm and a 55mm-200. These lenses are good for a variety of shots, like the 18mm-55mm has a wider angle lense that is very good for landscapes. 50mm is a good lens for portraits same as a 135mm focus or on the more telescopinc lenses for further distances.
  11. Raw files hold more data or information, this takes up more space on the media card and when storing media/Pictures. It is best to store and save media in 3 different spaces so you don’t loose your photos. With raw files i have more ability to manipulate my pictures, ie using light room/Photoshop. 
  12. Jpeg files are smaller files that you can send easily in emails, forwarding or putting on websites. If you alter these size of the medias pixles and add metadata (copyright) it’s harder for people to use my images. You can’t manipulate and are limited to the amount of alterations using Lightroom, Photoshop ECT. But you are able to get more pictures out of your media card compared with shooting in raw.

Some pics for different compositional shots