So you’ve caught the passion for photography? As a beginner consider these tips on camera, learning, experiment, and practice below as you commence the journey of finding your foot in the huge world of image making.
1. Resist the urge to splurge.
Yes indeed, this is a common weakness of picking up a passion especially one like photography. The urge to buy an expensive camera and many gadgets that you believe would make your images great. simply kicks in. It’s quite possible to get great shots with an inexpensive point and shoot cameras. The important thing is understanding the gadget that you are presently using and practice, practice, practice. By the time you are ready for an upgrade, you have a better idea of what you want. Going overboard to acquire gadgets sometimes leads to spending on things that we may end up not using.
2. Don’t be afraid to experiment.
Your cheap point and shoot camera might just surprise you with its output when you invest time to go through its manual and understand it. Play around and shoot with different settings and focal points as much as you can to see what you like and what works best.
3. Get a tripod or lightweight Gorillapod.
This gives your photos stability especially if your hands are not steady. Your images would turn out way better and there are lots of inexpensive tripods that you can invest in. Read More…
Shoot The Dogs
No, I didn’t shoot a dog! I meant capturing their photos 😉
Photographs for letter D was not an easy choice to make, so I went with both suggestions ‘dogs and decorations.’
I love both prompts because dogs are just beautiful, intelligent pets that bring comfort and delight to their owners.
The photo theme challenge is not only for practice but to help you build a library of your own images that could be used for your blog posts, for submission to photo sites, for sale et cetera.
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Tips for taking pet photos
Taking photos of pets can sometimes be difficult because they tend not to stay still for several minutes, but with your camera settings in mind and a couple of tricks, you could capture wonderful snapshots worth thumping your chest over.
- Make them the center of attraction. You could make a strange sound to draw their attention to you and be ready to take the photo once you’ve got that attention.
- Photograph them doing their thing naturally. When you don’t have time to stage a scene, keep your camera handy and wait for your pet to express its quirky sides. You’ll find lots of moments to capture.
- Avoid pointing your flash directly at your subject. It gives them the creepy red-eye. If you must use a flash, use a flash diffuser that would make sure you have more natural lighting in your photos. READ More…
Pay Attention To Little Details
Your total image is more than the subject of your interest. A quick check of the sides, top, and bottom of your frame to see that everything works well together or if anything is out-of-place gives you a 99.9% chance of capturing that great image.
If there’s something that’s not quite right for the image is it possible to adjust it to eliminate ‘the noise’ that would detract from your subject. The whole photo should be balanced with the right perspective. Read More