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.
Select what will appear in your photograph. Many good photos show only a carefully chosen portion of the subject, rather than the whole thing. Don’t try and show too much within each picture. You may need to make a collage of photographs in order to convey the general impression of your subject, rather than using a single generic shot.
Don’t take pictures that feature a gray, overcast sky if you can help it. Leaving too much of the gray sky in your photograph might make the whole shot look too muted and lacking in contrast. A better option for shooting in overcast is to use black and white. Conversely, a bright blue sky will only enhance your photographs, as long as you are mindful of the light.
Keep the arms close to the body and the hands around the bottom and along the sides of your camera when you hold it. You will get less shaking and have clearer shots. Placing your hands under your lens and camera will prevent your camera from being accidentally dropped.
Experiment with you camera’s shutter speed settings. Educate yourself about the advantages of different shutter speeds. Your camera has settings labeled A,M,P, and S. “P” means program mode. This automatic setting sets your aperture and shutter speed automatically. If you are not sure what you will shoot, use the “P” setting.
It’s possible you’ve been disappointed with your photos in the past. When you take the advice above, and apply it to your shoots, you are more likely to be happy with the end result of your photographs. With these new tools, you can now create stunning new photographs that you will be happy to show off.