Most people believe photography is so simple that anyone can do it. However, we quickly judge ourselves as bad photographers if we take some bad photographs. Perhaps you want to take good pictures of your family or take your online store to the next level. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a highly advanced camera to take beautiful pictures. Simple things like lighting, composition, and exposure, all add up to making a photograph good or bad. Photography is a skill to be learned, and with valuable tips and tricks, anyone can be good at photography. Here are some of the tips and tricks to keep in mind to transform your photography skill:
Composition: Composition is the art of arranging subjects in your photographs. As a photograph, you have a great deal of control over what to include and what to exclude in your photos. You can exercise control over what comes in the foreground and background of your subject by changing your point of view or aligning yourself in a slightly different manner. In order to take great photographs, first, decide on your subject. For a better composition, select one subject and keep it simple by excluding all other elements. By excluding any distracting elements in the background of your subject, you can instantly improve the quality of your picture.
Lighting: The flash often produces an unflattering image and gives the subjects a red eye because the camera flash is harsh and makes people washed out. Pictures taken in flashlights also create heavy shadows behind the subjects. To take great photographs, avoid flashes and use natural light. Outdoor lighting must be of the right intensity, cast shadows in the right way, and should not make your subjects squint. Early mornings and late evenings are perfect for making use of this kind of natural lighting. When shooting in outdoor settings, always keep the sun at your back to avoid incorrect exposure and lens flare problems. If you want to take great indoor pictures without flashlights, make use of windows and doors with plenty of natural lighting. Make sure the light is soft and indirect.
Avoiding Blurry Pictures: Whenever you take a photograph, your hands are likely to shake a bit. These shakes might result in blurry pictures when the lighting is dim. Other major reasons for blurry pictures are moving subjects and using a low ISO to capture pictures. The best way to avoid blurry pictures is to use a tripod or a firm surface to balance your camera on. You can also change your ISO to a higher number if your camera allows for it. Another idea to avoid a blurry picture is to use a self-timer. This is an especially useful trick while photographing landscapes or buildings.