- Shoot your pictures in raw. This gives you much more possibillities afterwards.With your pictures in raw you make good pictures better! (not bad pictures good)!
- Use a tripod when possible. This gives you much sharper pictures. It makes it worth carrying around your heavy tripod!
- Use a cable release or a remote control when you can. If you don`t have that, try the timer option on your camera. Now you don`t have the movement what pressing your camera button gives.
- Use your live view when this is possible and focus manually with it. Put your lens on manual focus, zoom in with the liveview and focus with it. This had also the advantage that your mirror doesn`t move.
- Shoot your pictures in Adobe rgb and not in S-rgb. Adobe has a much larger colorspace what gives you much more options during post-processing. When you`re done post processing, then you convert it back to srgb.
- Use the lowest iso when this is possible, like iso 100, so you don`t have noise. On the other hand, when you need a faster shutter speed use a higher iso, like when you are photographing moving objects! Think good what you need in what situation.
- Use the right whitebalans. When you are taking pictures in the evening of buildings, set your camera then to tungsten! I only use "Automatic", "Sunny", "Tungsten" or set my own colour temperature (Kelvin)
- If you don`t want color casts, use a grey card or something else what you can buy on the market.
- Before you go somewhere check where the sun is, whats the weather gonna be like, know where and when you can find the animal which you want to take pictures of, etc.
- Calibrate your lenses. You can do it yourself, or go the a camera store. This way, you know for sure that you don`t have front or back focus!