There is nothing wrong with purchasing high quality equipment so you can enhance the output of your photographs, but that alone will not guarantee a photo that will command the wow effect from admirers. As a photographer just starting up in the profession it is advisable for you to get useful beginner tips that will not only help you produce great photographs but also prepare you for successful photography career in the future. And if you’re just doing it for leisure then it’s all the same. Your photographs need to come out perfect, therefore you need to look beyond the equipment and focus on your creativity and think clear before you make attempts to capture any moments.
Master Your Composition
The basic secret of graduating from someone who takes pictures and to a professional that creates impressive and outstanding photography is the understanding of composition. Composition is the art of combining all the parts of a camera to form a whole in an effort to create the most perfect image possible. As a beginner it is necessary for you to know that good photographs can be created by seeing through the eyes of your camera, rather than your own eyes. By applying the rule of thirds you should know that the most important elements of a subject should be focused on and care should be taken to avoid being distracted by the background. You should also consider trying out different angles so as to determine which one is best.
Moving closer to your subject to take extra shots will help present your photograph in a different perspective. The closer you get to the subject the more elements are made visible and the more it fills your frame; this will make the viewers appreciate your photograph more. People appreciate details more than view in a picture, so keep moving closer to the subject until you’re sure you’ve done your best.
Even though pictures are in two-dimension without depth, it is good to add depth with the help of your eyes so your photo can come out better. To add depth to your photo you can make use of depth of field to blur either the foreground or the background. You can also make use of asymmetrical balance to stabilize the object in the foreground in connection with the background.
Select The Appropriate Mode
Depending on the type of photography you’re doing, it is important that you choose the correct mode from the options available in your camera that will perfectly fit your style. Choose point-and-shoot camera if you’re into sports or low-light photography. “A” or “S” mode is appropriate if you’re shooting with D-SLR, while fast action photography requires that you increase the speed of your camera to 1/125 and put it in “S” mode. When shooting under low light you need to set your camera to “A” mode to allow more light into the lens. Landscape photography requires plenty of depth of field and the best way to achieve this is to close the iris of your lens.
Don’t Underestimate The Weather
An overcast day may not look very good as the background of your picture so avoid it completely. If the overcast sky won’t get out of your picture then it is better you switch to black and white photo, many people have taken great photos that way. If you’re not good with any of these then wait for the weather to get better and capture your image in front of a beautiful day.
Pay Attention To Lighting
Light is the most important thing about photography especially when you’re shooting outdoors. So pay close attention to the intensity and source of the light before you begin snapping. Don’t take the photo of a person backing direct sunlight and make sure you use flash to fill shadows if you’re taking pictures in front of a monument or landmark.
Mary Philips teaches a class for beginner level photographers where she teaches them how to create their own A4 photo album.