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.
Try things that you think would be interesting and new; don’t be afraid to explore. The best photos you take are the ones that reinforce your personal style and reflect the world as you see it. Don’t do the things that have been done several times before. Using your creative skills, try using some fresh angles.
Make sure you have a good sense of depth when shooting landscapes. Foreground is very important in landscape photography; place an object in the foreground to create a sense of depth and scale. Giving sharp focus to your photos can be as simple as changing your settings. Apertures less than f/8 for digital cameras, and f/16 for full framed SLR cameras, will give you the image you really want.
Keep your arms close to you while holding the camera, and position your hands on each side and the bottom of the camera. This keeps the camera steady and reduces the number of blurred shots you take. Holding the camera from the bottom and underneath the lens also helps prevent dropping your camera accidentally.
Here is a handy photo tip! You need to experiment with shutter speeds. You should see letters on your camera: P, M, A and S. P means your program mode. This “P” setting automatically controls shutter and aperture when you shoot. If you have no idea what settings you want, “P” is a safe choice!
You may not have always been happy with your past photographs. Learning how to use a variety of lighting techniques can be help make photographs more interesting. Experiment with different angles to produce an artistic photograph taken from a unique perspective.
By Gia Dragoi