Photography is one of the hardest things that one can study, even harder than any programming language, if you can believe it. It’s not just as simple as pointing a camera and pressing a button. What’s difficult is getting a shot to match your vision.
Many photographers take whole day to shoot 100s of different pictures and only select 1 that best match their thoughts. From this, we can conclude that it’s a tough hobby to pick up and an even tougher career to pursue. It takes 1000s of photos to get that one master piece.
But don’t let that discourage you from learning photography. It’s exceptionally rewarding in the end. Photography is an art that everyone should learn. Photography can change your mood and makes you happier in moments. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced photographer, there are some tips that will help you to get better results.
Try to Apply Rule of Third:
The rule of third is just four imaginary lines on the image, two lying horizontally across the image and two vertical creating nine even squares. Some pictures may look perfect with the focal point in the center square, but placing the subject off center will often form a more aesthetically composed photo. A picture collected by the rule of third is more attractive and pleasing to the eye.
Avoid Shaking Camera:
Shake of camera generates a blur or unpleasant images, but you can avoid it. You are needed to learn how to properly hold camera; use both of your hands, one around the body of camera and one around the lens. Hold your camera firm and close to your body for support. Moreover, you can also use a tripod or monopod whenever possible.
Using Polarizing Filter:
Try to use polarizing filter as it helps in reducing reflections from water as well as metal and glass; it tends to improve the colors of the sky and foliage, and it will protect your lens too. The most preferred and recommended polarizer is the circular because it allows your camera to use TTL (through the lens) metering (i.e. Auto exposure).
Choose Decent Backgrounds:
The simple and straightforward approach is typically the best it comes to digital photography, and you have to choose what needs to be in the shot, while not including anything that is creating diversion. If possible, choose a plain background, in other words, neutral colors and simple patterns.
Moreover, to these basic tips, there are many other factors and tips as well to take a perfect shot that depicts your emotions and thinking. You can learn from online tutorials as well that how to get started with your new camera. However, it’s just a matter of experience that many photographers learn through. So, if you are beginner, don’t worry about the shot itself, work hard and sooner or later, it will pay you off.