You have now made the decision to get into photography, or simply just want to snap better pictures. What a great idea! Listed below you will see some great tips on how you can begin your photography journey.
Different shutter speeds work well in different settings so make sure you have a play around with your camera and determine what works for you. You can either capture a precise moment or use a higher exposure to blur together a period of time. In general, fast shutter speed work best for action shots, whereas slow shutter speeds are ideal for shooting still-lifes, landscapes and other static images.
Framing is essential to photography composition. Zoom in on your subject or the most important part of the photo and cut out extraneous objects from the background. This prevents clutter in your pictures, and multiple unwanted, unsightly focal points.
When taking pictures of people, make sure that the background is slightly blurred. If your background isn’t blurred, it may draw the viewer’s eye to the background and away from the subject. You can get your subject to come closer to your camera, or adjust your f-stop settings to achieve this effect.
An essential element of taking great photographs is taking a large amount of them; make sure you have a substantial memory card to store them all. A big memory card will allow you to hold a lot more pictures. A bigger memory card also lets you shoot in RAW format, which provides more editing options later on.
When you finally find that perfect moment to snap a shot, make sure not to move at all when you press the shutter. Even hold your breath, if you have to. You could ruin your shot by accidentally moving. Take a moment before taking the picture to gather your breath and ensure the shot is straight.
Now that you’ve read these tips, you’re ready to take some pictures! If you thought you did a good job before, now your pictures will be outstanding! The advice given to you will improve your photography skills in no time!
By Gia Dragoi
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