Although most people think that taking a picture is just as simple as pointing and shooting, there really is an art form to it. Typically, your photos never look quite as good as you imagined they would. However, once you learn the proper techniques, it really is simple to take great pictures.
Different shutter speeds work well in different settings so make sure you have a play around with your camera and determine what works for you. Photography can help you get that split-second moment or to blur those large time periods. When photographing objects in motion, use a fast shutter speed. Slower shutter speeds are ideal for photographing landscapes and still life.
Try out new things; experiment, and don’t be afraid in taking new and original pictures. A good photographer will be able to convey a sense of style with his or her pictures, and show a meaningful point of view. Try to avoid the style of photos that you may have seen many times before. Try looking for angles that are unique, and be creative.
Try to enhance the sense of depth in your landscape photos. Have a person or an object in the foreground to provide an idea of scale for your image. Setting a small aperture, no greater than f/8 with most consumer digital cameras or f/16 with a full-frame SLR, will provide sharpness to both the foreground and background.
You will learn so much if you watch other photographers. Doing so can remind you about all the ways to catch a single image.
You may be disappointed at the photographs that you are taking. Learning how to use a variety of lighting techniques can be help make photographs more interesting. With a fresh approach you should be able to impress your family and friends, with beautiful memories for years to come.
By Gia Dragoi