Saturday, October 27, 2012

10 Tips For Taking Better Photos

By Mandy Faye

Taking an excellent photo isn't as tricky as you may feel. It is not contingent on using a high priced camera, or accumulating years of professional experience. All you simply need is to learn the following ten strategies.

Tip 1 - Learn Your Manual - This should be a must for improving your photography expertise. Get to know your camera. In case your camera has a specific function, read the manual and stick to their guidelines on the best way to use it appropriately.

Tip 2 - Use Every Frame Space Available - Do not be afraid to utilize each of the space within your photo. If you need to take photo of an object, it really is ok for it to take up the entire shot with most of the space. This can avoid distractions out of the shot.

Tip 3 - Study Forms and Shapes - This is a vital aspect to photography. Gain an understanding of forms and shapes composition in your photos. Don't see an object, see its shape and its composition and find the best angle to photograph it from. Form and shapes are all around us in our world. Read up as many books on them as possible. It will amaze you once you understand the beauty of forms and shapes composition.

Tip 4 - Get Closer For your Subject - This is one error most photographers make, not having close sufficient to their target. Get up and personal and close the distance gap. Normally, you are able to reshape and resize a good shot but you cannot continue to blowup a distant object without sacrificing the good quality.

Tip 5 - Learn To utilize Contrasts With Colors - Some of the most effective photographs have shades of white, gray and black. You'll be able to take excellent shots with just one color on your subject, however the contrasts in between colors within a shot is what makes it an awesome photo.

Tip 6 - Motion In Your Photos - Never have motion in your photos if you are photographing a still object. If there is something moving while you are trying to photograph a stationery object, your photo won't turn out anywhere near as well. Also never put a horizon line in the center of your frame. It should be on the lower or upper third of the picture.

Tip 7 - Shutter Lag Time - Shooting action shots with a digital camera could be tricky due to shutter lags. What this signifies is, once you press the shutter release button to take the photo, it may take as much as a second for the shutter to take a photo, by that time what you were photographing would have moved or changed somehow. This indicates you will need to compensate for shutter lag by predicting what your subject is going to accomplish and taking the photo just ahead of it takes the action you'd like. High priced name brand digital cameras do not have this problem.

Tip 8 - Panning - For anyone who is taking an action shot using slower shutter speed, use panning for special effect. Follow the object by moving (panning) the camera from start to finish. One of those shots will likely turned out to be spectacular. You have great chance of getting a good shot if you take multiple photos.

Tip 9 - Continuous Shots - To pan like I suggested above you will need a camera that does continuous shots and doesn't need to stop and process after every shot.

Tip 10 - How To Take Spectacular Night Time Pictures - Night time pictures can be spectacular, almost magical if done correctly. If not they can look horrible. Without enough lighting, even a good camera can turn out really bad pictures if the photographer is not in tuned with light environment he or she is in.

Have fun photo taking!

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