How do I take better pictures? is a question that I hear often. I get a lot of ladies and guys, from all different ages and backgrounds, interested in the art of photography. They want to know how to take better pictures from Big cameras to small cameras. I tell them its all about understanding how their camera works, and be ready to capture something from a unique perspective. Keeping an open mind and eye, is a vital part to photography.
Photography has always been a popular hobby because people are fascinated by how cameras work, how to develop film, and how to create amazing prints. From Film photography to Digital, people have used photography to document history and life as we know it. Nothing tells a story better than a picture. Digital photography has come a long way, and in a short time changed the way we take photos and share them with our networks. People think that just because they have a digital camera or a camera phone, its supposed to take a perfect photo. But in order to take a better photos, you have to see it and be ready to capture the moment.
One of the first tips of learning how to take better pictures is understanding light. Lighting is a fundamental piece of photography, because it reveals what you see and don’t see. Lighting determines the tone and mood of the image. Be aware of your lighting conditions, whether it be natural or artificial. Use light to your benefit. Whether its a sunset or portrait, pay attention to how the light reacts to your subject.
The next tip for how to take better photos is always pay attention to the Background. Make sure the background is not distracting from what you want the viewer to see. Whether its a tree, power line, or other people be aware of your background. Sometimes two steps to the left or right can change the whole perspective of an image. Be conscious that sometimes the background can tell the story you want your audience to see. But don’t let it overwhelm your viewer and get lost in the background.
The next tip for taking better photos is to think about your Point Of View (POV). Remember there are many ways to take a photo, so don’t be confined to your environment or space. Don’t just settle for what’s an “easy shot” and snap the picture. Remember to look for the best light. Look for light that’s going to highlight your subject. And even if you have to move a table to keep a clean background, Do it!. Sometimes just taking a little more effort will improve your photography. Beautiful photos await us everyday, we just have to open our minds to see them. By using these tips above , you will change the way you approach taking pictures. I hope these tips were helpful, and you start taking better photos. If you have any questions, contact this post. Let’s talk!
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