Everybody loves taking photographs, at least as a hobby. Isn’t it worthwhile to capture those beautiful memories and those breathtaking shots through a camera? Besides, a lot of young people out there just want to become good photographers. So, if you are one of them, read on to learn some details that would surely help you to increase your photography skills and bring you closer to your dream.
Keep your camera ready
A photographer must always carry his camera along with him. You never know when a good opportunity might come. So, always be ready to capture a breathtaking photo. Also, you can start off with the camera you already have in your hands instead of waiting to buy one. Indeed, good things turn in only when you start somewhere.
Make use of the ‘RULE OF THIRDS’
In case, you don’t know what this is, it’s quite a simple concept. But, you’ve got to use your imagination for this. All you’ve got to do is to assume that there are two horizontal lines and two vertical lines dividing your frame into nine approximately even squares. Now, try placing the important elements of the photography you want to take, on one of the intersections of those imaginary lines. This will enhance the photographs’ depth and beauty. In fact, practicing the ‘Rule of Thirds’ will increase your photography skills and make you a better photographer.
Do not shake your hands
As you may already know, a shaky photo won’t please anyone at all, not even the photographer who captured it. So, try to hold your hands as firmly as possible or use a tripod.
The ability to create depth in an image shows how your photography skills have improved. So, when you photograph a landscape, you need to show the viewers how far some are things and how near the others are. In fact, this is where the concept of ‘creating depth’ comes into use. One simple way is to use a wide angle lens and selective focus.
Selective focus means that you make the camera focus on a selected area of the image and blur the rest of it.
This will create a sense of depth. You must explore different methods of ‘creating depth’ if you wish to become a better photographer.
Take control of the ISO settings in your camera
In photography, ‘ISO setting’ implies how sensitive the camera is to light. So, the higher the ISO, the more your camera is sensitive to light. This is quite an important feature in a camera. To increase your photography skills and get good results, you must learn to choose the right ISO.
Don’t exaggerate the highlights
It’s important to know about the different settings in your camera. Never overexpose highlights in an image. In fact, it’s impossible to find details from those overexposed white areas in an image. So, learn to set and operate, the shutter speed, aperture and ISO in your camera. In case, you feel that the white areas are exaggerated in your frame, reduce the ISO.
Above all, keep learning every day to become a better photographer. You also need to watch professional photographers work and learn from them. Moreover, practicing helps to improve your photography skills.
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Source credits: www.exposureguide.com, photographylife.com, digital-photography-school.com, Wikipedia, www.dummies.com