There is a big difference between amateur and the professional photographers and this is not restricted to the manner in which snaps are picked up. Good practices which were honed over some period of time are bound to show good result in the long term than some quick fix solution tried during the heat of the photo shoot. At the same time, it must be understood that some simple aids help stabilize the arm while taking photographs and must certainly be made good use of at all times.
It must be said of a group of amateurs who consider the aids as the defining trait of the amateur photographer and hence would refuse to make use of it even in the most excoriating of circumstances. Those individuals who go beyond the simple techniques understand perfectly well the limitations of their craft and would try to build on the talents already in their possession.
This could well be one of the most practical of tools to use while as an amateur photographer in Mongolia. One of the defining aspects of the Mongolian landscape is the rather uneven and undulating land masses. If the tripod is used as assistance, then it would often pass that the picture does not have any slant or twist to the composure.
Even the most professional and thorough photographer of the day would have started off the first steps as a photographer with the tripod most of the time. Once the hands were steady enough to bring on the right focus, then the stand would have been dispensed with. There really is little harm in exercising some constraint in having a snap picked up and at the start of the career too.
In today’s fast paced digital photography, it is rarely felt that the flash needs to be used at anytime. But what stands out to reason is that unless a flash is used in photography; both the indoor and outdoor kind, it would be hard to relate to the way light can be used to be creative to the photographer. Mongolia has enough and more to offer the amateur who would want to try out flash photography at any time.
Despite the white backgrounds of the winters, it is possible to use plain flash light to create striations and patterns in the snow and ice. Some of the most presentable and powerful use of light on snow and sleet formations have been done in the inhospitable regions of Mongolia at the best of times.
Having a physical list of snaps
The amateur would be best advised to maintain a list of exposures at each instance. Notes could be added to the exposure lists and this would prove to be more than worth the trouble when the pictures are studied and compiled after the photo session. Mistakes and corrections are best kept track of in this manner and the person who tries to eliminate the faults is bound to be one of the more successful ones at all times.