People love to take photographs. The little known answer is that photographers put a ton of effort into their craft. Here’s a chance to learn some of their techniques, using the tips below.
Select what will appear in your photograph. Imagine your camera is a tiny window focused in on just one component of your subject. Don’t focus on too many different things. Instead of taking on single picture, take many pictures of a subject.
Keep the knowledge of the settings on your camera simple. Master one control at a time, such as the shutter speed or the aperture, before taking on the next. Once you are very skilled with your settings, you will be able to make adjustments quickly and focus all your attention on getting excellent photos.
When shooting landscape pictures, cultivate depth in your shots. Get a sense of scale by having a person or object placed in the foreground. Set a small aperture, try one no greater than a f/8 if it’s a digital or f/16 with an SLR, so that your foreground and background can both be sharp.
Hold your camera tight, keep your arms close to your sides and put your hands on both sides and the bottom of your camera. This minimizes shaking, resulting on clearer pictures. By cradling the camera from below, it will help to prevent you from dropping the camera accidentally.
Do not focus entirely on the background of your landscapes. The foreground needs to be worked on to create an impression of space. You can maximize the appearance of depth and create a more vivid frame by composing the foreground to make these things happen.
Just sitting there won’t help, though. Now, you need to take hundreds or even thousands of shots. Before you realize it, your picture’s quality will increase!
By Gia Dragoi