Photography is not just a beautiful form of art, but it can also be a fantastic hobby. Follow these tips to join the ranks of photographers.
Keep the settings on your camera simple. It is best to tackle settings one at a time: master light or focus, then learn how to control shutter speed. This will enable you get the image that you want, when you want it, instead of losing time having to fumble with the settings.
Above all, photography is something to be enjoyed. Photos should be taken of things you want to remember later on and show others, whether it be an event, a location or even just a space of time. Make sure you are having fun when you are taking pictures and you will be enthusiastic about learning new skills.
When you are capturing the precious moments of a wedding on camera, try taking some of the many unexpected shots to warm up: a makeup bag, the shoes that the bride will wear or the glass of champagne the bride is sipping. Of course, there’s also the possibility that you’ll catch a beautiful, spontaneous shot or two.
One way to exercise your creative muscles is to put limits on how you take pictures. You might want to decide to only take pictures of “sweet” things, for example. From one viewpoint, shoot around 100 photos. This can help you to be more creative by forcing you to step outside of your comfort zone.
Most often, your subject looks directly into the camera lens. Have your subject express a variety of emotions to capture a unique photograph. You could have them look at something in the frame, such as a person or flower too.
A common misconception is that white makes a great color for clothes that will be worn in photographs. A majority of cameras use autofocus, which tries to interpret all the different shades within the pictures. If your subject has on white, it will contrast with the other shades in the image and wash out when processed.
You should be on the lookout for artificial or natural patterns to photograph. You’ll find that these patterns lead to more intriguing prints in the end. Patterns can be used to incorporate interesting angles and beautiful backgrounds into your photographs.
Consider lighting carefully when taking photos. Some photos are more striking when taken in shadow, while others need you to expose the subject’s highlights. Or, you can use photoshop or some other program to blend two photos together.
You can take your photography to the next level, advancing from hobby to art form. If you start using the tips presented above, you can become an amazing photographer, capable of producing jaw dropping images. So grab your camera, use a few of our tips, and watch your photography skills soar!