Be A Better Photographer With These Tips!

Written By Arman Zulhajar on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | 1:06 AM

By Raquel Amanda Sanchez


There are many ideas out there on how to take great photographs, but a lot of it is just conflicting information. This article will show you how to turn your exposures into top-notch prints that express the way you see the world.

You need to find a suitable subject to photograph. No matter how good your equipment is or how skillfully you can compose a picture, you always need a good subject to work with. Carefully choose objects that inspire you, or find a model who will pose for you.

Photography is truly a form of art, and you should try to practice simplicity in your shots. There isn't any reason to add more elements or clutter to your shots. Simplicity is the way to go, so keep the shots as simple as possible.

White is a terrible color to be wearing when being photographed. Cameras are generally preset to auto focus and this will make the camera attempt to read its surroundings, this means surveying all the colors available in the photo range. If you are wearing too much white, you can end up looking washed out in your photographs.

While you may feel that your outdoor shots don't need a flash, you might want to reevaluate. Strong sunlight can wreak havoc on your images, particularly by casting shadows across the faces of your subjects. If you do have a setting for fill flash on your camera, you will want to use it for this purpose. This helps penetrate deep facial folds.

Enhance your photograph with a silhouette. Many people rely on the sun to create a natural silhouette; however, there are many different ways to reproduce this effect. Any background that produces bright light will display the subject in silhouette, providing the subject is not as bright as the background. You can create the perfect silhouette when is you place your subject right in front of bright objects such as a window or a flash that is off camera. Realize, however, that outlining someone's body or face and make deformities more apparent.

Make sure you take note of natural lighting. If you are taking pictures outside, then work with the light by staging your sessions early in the morning or late in the afternoon. When the sun's higher in the sky, it can produce unsightly shadows, and living subjects will likely squint at the blinding light. Position yourself so that your subject has it's side to the sun.

As made obvious by this article, photography is a wonderful activity that can record history in a unique way. If you put the information you've learned here into practice you'll find you move from a beginner to a master of photography in no time!




About the Author:



0 comments:

Post a Comment