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Many of my blogs so far have been of topic discussions, so I thought it would be good to start using this blog to share photography tips. Some will be obvious to many, but I hope you pick up a useful nugget of information from time to time.
One for outdoor photographers that I used yesterday. Always have a plastic shopping bag in your pocket when taking pictures out doors. If it rains you can slip the bag over the camera to protect it while you reach for cover. If you want to go a stage further you can buy a rain cover that is specially designed for wet weather photography.
The bag has another purpose. You can use it to kneel on when shooting low down. Watch out though, the newer supermarket bags can let water through when pressure is put on. In these cases stronger types (usually the ones you pay a few pence for) are more protective.