SHARING IS CARING Tips Fill the frame When you leave too much empty space or zoom out too much, it makes your subject a lot smaller relative to the entire picture. This deemphasizes the importance of your subject and can make it difficult for viewers to determine what your subject actually is. Remedy this by moving in closer or zooming in. Tips Give your subject some space When composing, consider the direction your subject is moving in or facing and give it extra space over there. If you frame it so there’s nowhere left for your subject to move except out of the frame, it can create an unnatural feeling for the viewer. Tips Make use of leading lines A photograph with weak composition will leave viewers confused about what they should be focusing on. Making use of leading lines in photography can help control where a viewer’s eyes move, especially with strong, obvious lines. Lines that converge create depth and draw the viewer in while curved lines can take you around the frame and eventually land on the main subject. Tips Change up your perspective for better results Most of us see everything from about five and a half feet from the ground, and if your photography is only done at eye level, things can look boring. Experiment with different angles to discover new perspectives. Get on a chair or crouch down—anything to get above or below your subject to find an interesting perspective. If you practice this often, you’ll be more prepared to see the world and subjects in a new way and capture more interesting images. Tips Push your gear to its limits before buying more As a new photographer, you simply won’t need a lot of gear since you’ll have lots of learning to do before your skills surpass the capabilities of the kit lens. It’s easy to get sucked into buying fancy new gadgets, but take time to push your current gear to the limit so you’ll be better informed of needs later, and prevent frivolous spending at the same time. You’ll discover that having gear restrictions can improve creativity in various areas too. Tips Utilize the photography “golden hour” Lighting is paramount since it dictates the shape, texture, contrast, and shadows in your images. The golden hour is about a one-hour window briefly after sunrise or before sunset. The longer shadows and especially the more diffused light during these periods provide much more flattering light. Since the light is diffused, you’re much less likely to ‘blow out’ highlights or lose detail in the shadows that are difficult to avoid during the strong light available during most of the day. Tips Make use of reflections There are lots of unique opportunities if you pay attention where most people don’t. One of the things to look out for are reflections. You can find them after (or even during) rainy days, in puddles, in lakes and even in swimming pools. Water isn’t the only source, try mirrors, big glass windows, and chromed out fixtures. Tips Photograph what you love Focusing on what you love will make photography more enjoyable for you. If you are passionate about nature, people, pets, or something else entirely, start learning by taking pictures of it. This will keep you interested in photography and allow you to overcome learning obstacles without breaking a sweat. Tips Straighten and crop when editing You should try to straighten shots by looking through your camera’s viewfinder before capturing an image, but it’s not always easy to get this perfect on the first try. The viewfinder or the preview on your LCD is quite small compared to full-screen editing so you may realize it needs adjusting once you see it on a bigger screen. Simply rotate your images in post production software and crop out the empty spaces. Tips Prevent blurry pictures by matching shutter speed to the lens focal length For example, if you’re using a 50mm lens you should use shutter speeds of 1/50 sec or faster to be able to capture handheld images and keep them sharp. Longer lenses are heavier and more difficult to keep steady — making the shutter speed faster helps avoid camera shake. Tips Perfect the exposure trifecta Getting proper exposure in photography consists of balancing three things: shutter speed, aperture, and ISO settings. You can start off by shooting in automatic or priority mode, but to get full control and shoot with manual camera controls you’ll have to understand the relationship between these three things that each directly affect the exposure and quality of your image. Tips Make lots of mistakes, then learn from them The more mistakes you make, the faster you’ll learn and improve your photography skills. All professional photographers once started without an understanding of anything on a camera. The real value is in turning mistakes into lessons that build your skills. So try a technique or style you haven’t done before and expect to make many mistakes along the way. Tips Focus should be on eyes. We are always drawn towards the eyes in a photograph, since eyes are a natural focal point that we connect with. When taking portrait photographs at any aperture, make sure you nail the focus on the eyes. As long as the eyes are in focus, both you and your subject are more likely to consider the picture to be properly shot. Few more Stories Blog For Behind the Scenes, Tips, Tutorials, News, Product Reviews, and Many more Stories from around the World! Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 12 in /homepages/20/d892830115/htdocs/clickandbuilds/Shashank/wp-content/plugins/js_composer/include/classes/shortcodes/vc-basic-grid.php on line 175 Capturing the moments of today that will wow your heart tomorrow. 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