Sometimes, before you photography journey starts, you have no clue on where and how to get started. Please read some simple tips for beginners in this article that will allow you to see dramatic improvements in your photos.
- Be sure to keep the lighting into account when you are taking the picture. Is there a shadow on your subject? Your subject squinting into the sun or another bright light? Try to move around to find the best angle of lighting to get the best photos. Try to take your photos at different angles so you can see what works best.
- Use the diffuser to minimize the negative effects of flash photography. Built-in flash on most cameras produces images with a high light-dark contrast, making them hard and unrealistic. A diffuser spreads the light from the flash, distributed more evenly and makes your flash photos more natural.
- Simple approaches are usually the best in digital photography, and you have to decide what needs to be shot, while not including something as a distraction. If possible, choose a simple background – in other words, neutral colors and simple patterns. You want your eyes to be drawn to the focal point of the image, not the place of strange colors or buildings in the background. This is important in a setting in which the model is placed off-center.
- Do not be afraid to play with the shutter speed to create some interesting effects. When taking nighttime shots, use a tripod and try shooting with the shutter speed set at 4 seconds. If you choose a faster shutter speed, say 1/250 seconds, the path will not be too long or bright; instead you will freeze the action. This technique works well if you use a tripod and if you are photographing moving objects.
- To prevent red-eye in your photos, make sure the camera has red-eye reduction or change the direction of the flash. If you’ve taken a picture and have red-eye, you can easily delete it using graphics software like Corel or Photoshop.
- Make sure that your hand stays next to the body while holding the camera and make sure the side and bottom of the camera are supported. This helps prevent blurred images while minimizing camera shake. Keeping the camera from below the lens also helps not to drop the camera accidentally.
Now that you have read this article, you should have some ideas on how to improve your photography skills. You can always return to this list if you need to. Remember these tips so you can produce artistic photographs!