Why Camping Is Great for the Family

Although people rarely talk about it, camping is a great family activity. Not only will it teach your children to love the outdoors, but it can help bring the whole family together while creating new memories that will last for a lifetime. In a world where modern technology is part of our everyday life, it is nice to be able to run away from computers and other electronics for a while. Here are the top 5 reasons why camping is great for the family!

1. It’s Great For Physical Health

Being outdoors has numerous health benefits for people of all ages. There is nothing that can increase your immune system such as sunlight and fresh air. Being outside will also relieve you from stress, and it can be beneficial for chronic pain. Vitamin D is also great for making you happier and increasing your muscle strength.

2. Tasty Food

Everything tastes better when grilled on a real fire! Camping makes us stop eating microwaved food and forces us to try to make our own meal from time to time. Not to mention that fresh air makes you starving, and eating anything outside is much better than the living room!

3. You Can Unplug Your Phones

In the city, we can’t stay away from our phones. They are the first thing we look at in the morning, we keep it in our hands all the time, and we fall asleep with it next to us. In the wilderness, however, there is no Wi-Fi, sometimes there even isn’t any signal! Camping is a great way to reconnect with nature and yourself.

4. You Can Spend Quality Time Together

Let’s face it. When was the last time you and your family have spent some time together? Camping is a great way to do it, especially if you buy one of those big 8 person tents for camping. Being close in blankets during cold nights can bring people together, especially when there is no technology to disturb conversations!

5. It’s Inexpensive

Most family vacations cost a pretty penny. Camping, however, can be almost free in case you have all the gears already bought. Just like our friends over at thetenthub.com say, you don’t have to pay for a hotel room or an apartment, and there is no need for fancy restaurants. Just take your tent, barbecue, buy some snacks, and bring good energy and you’re good to go!

How to Use a Mirrorless Camera to Take Photos in Thailand

Even for a professional photographer, the knob, dials, and buttons of a mirrorless camera or กล้องมิเรอร์เลส as the Thai’s would call it,  can be intimidating to control at first and much more difficult for amateur photographers handling it for the first time.

This article will provide you with the necessary guidelines for operating a mirrorless camera effectively whether or not you’re a pro in taking great photos.

Now, let’s take you through the process, one step at a time.

For most cameras, you can find the mode dial sitting at the top. Basically, almost all mirrorless camera is designed with a manual mode that gives you access to control aperture and shutter speed.

The manual settings must be followed appropriately to avoid unnecessary manual configurations. However, if you’re unable to handle the settings appropriately, it is better you select an easy mode usually a shutter or an Aperture Priority Mode.

If you’re a novice at shooting (we definitely don’t mean shooting a gun in this context), you can opt for Program Mode, in which the camera automatically selects the particular balance of both shutter and aperture in order to get a good exposure.

The camera decides the balance of shutter and aperture when using Program Mode, but it also gives you the room of regulating or adjusting the settings of an ISO lighting sensitivity among others.

Many mirrorless cameras are designed to provide additional specialty modes. Taking a Canon camera for example, one can decide to use the Creative Auto mode which enables you to regulate the level of background and colour. If you’re unsure check over at Proreview.co for their full breakdown on all mirrorless cameras to use in Thailand.

So far we’ve been discussing different modes to operate with. Now, let’s take you into the practical aspect on how to use a mirrorless camera to take different kinds of photos:

How to use a mirrorless camera to capture action photos

The level of shutter speed is essential to capturing an action photo. The following are recommended:

  • Activate Shutter Priority Mode (on Sony and Nikon, it’s labelled as “S” and “Tv” for Canon)
  • Adjust shutter speed to 1/250 to capture target subject/object in motion (e.g. walking humans), if object is faster increase shutter speed (1/1250)

How to use a mirrorless camera to take portrait and landscape photos

For portrait:

  • For zooming lens set camera at 35mm or 30mm for non-zooming to get an almost perfect non-distorted angle view
  • Using mode dial set camera to Aperture Priority (“A” on Sony or Nikon and “Av” on Canon)
  • For long distance between object use aperture of f/8 and f/5.6 if less

For landscape:

  • Camera should remain on Aperture Priority at f/9 to focus on distant object effectively
  • To capture sharp image increase aperture to 22 or higher

To learn how to use high dynamic range and to take photos in low light, see: