(Photographed with a tripod in Manual Mode (M), 30 sec, f/4, ISO 1600)
2. Look for the small things
It’s so easy to get caught up in the big things: fancy cars, tall buildings, famous actors and, of course, the Big Five. But there’s so much more to photograph than the obvious. Make an effort to look past all the big things and search for the little gems that most people overlook – small creatures like this red velvet mite, miniature flowers, shells on a beach, or design details on doors, windows and other structures. Remember that macro lenses, which have comparatively small minimum focus distances, work better than long zoom lenses for these kinds of shots.