Photography involves much more than just picking up a camera and taking a clear shot. It is truly an art form. There are techniques to learn and master. It takes a special kind of person with a good eye that can see the beauty in things around them. Follow these tips to take unique pictures.
Play with the shutter speed on your camera to catch unique and wonderful photos. If you have the right shutter speed, you can get beautiful photos that would normally happen so fast that the human eye couldn’t process it fully. Try experimenting with shutter speed and a tripod at a stream or waterfall for some great photos.
Use a tripod for maximum camera stability. For random shots of your kids or buildings, a bit of camera shake isn’t a big deal, but for once-in-a-lifetime shots that really matter, a bit of camera shake can ruin a perfect memory. If a tripod is not available, try setting the camera on a flat surface.
If you are having difficulty holding your camera straight, purchase a tripod. A tripod will go a long way in helping to keep your camera in place, so you can focus on other variables other than balance. Tripods work great if you are in the wilderness or on an uneven terrain.
One of the things that you can do when you are taking pictures is to lean on something to achieve better balance. The more balance that you have, the less movement the camera will make, which can improve the sharpness of your shots. Maintain your balance if you desire optimal photographs.
Shoot during the “golden hours,” especially if you are shooting human subjects. The time around dawn and dusk are named “golden hours” because the hue of the light makes objects look like they are glowing. This light also complements human skin, making human subjects appear to look better than they would in photos taken at other times of day.
Although it may seem obvious, but know how to handle your camera and what happens when you press the buttons on it. Understand what happens when the shutter button is pressed and the timing of the shutter. It really depends on personal preference and there is no right or wrong way, but some things do not vary like keeping the camera perfectly still while taking a photo.
Move in close to your subject. It’s frustrating for the viewer to not clearly see the details of the subject because the camera was too far away. Make sure that the subject of your photographs get the attention they deserve.
Figure out the best blend of aperture, ISO and shutter speed. The picture exposure is dictate by these three items. Underexposed or overexposed pictures should be avoided, unless that’s the shot you are going for. Try experimenting with these features, and see how they interact together and what combinations you like.
Photography involves more than just snapping good shots of people or objects. Doing so will help take your photography to new levels.