Tuesday, 24 May 2011

How to Improve Your Photography

General Tips

 There is plenty of room to work on every photo you take. Fill this space with the subject. The unused space in the picture should be there because they want there.
Only the center of its intentional object and, on rare occasions.

Use a lens hood when shooting in bright sunlight. If this is not enough to prevent sunspots, the dark front of the lens with his free hand.

 Take several photos of the same subject. If your camera is auto-bracketing, use it. This mode the camera takes several photos with different exposure settings to prevent exposure.

Digital cameras usually save images in JPEG or RAW. One advantage of shooting RAW may be able to correct a bad show with a photo editor.

Digital cameras are not always in perfect adjustment of the color which has skyrocketed. If your camera has a proper adjustment of white balance, use it, otherwise, leave the auto white balance.

  Stabilize your image

Use a good sturdy tripod when you can, as often as possible. To avoid moving the camera to adjust all the settings on the tripod before shooting. Remember also to use a cable remote shutter release or wireless.

Some cameras have a mirror lock feature that reduces the movement within the camera. When this mode is activated, you must press the trigger twice. Press the button, wait several seconds for the vibrations stop and then take the picture.

If you can not use a tripod, then try placing the camera on a table, a bench or something solid and stable. Point your camera at your subject and shoot. Wear a hat, bag or purse to help hold the camera.

Whether to keep the camera and then try to anchor himself leaning against a solid object like a wall or tree. Hold your breath, just before taking the picture.

  Use the lowest ISO / ATA as possible

If you're shooting in broad daylight, then use the lowest ISO setting number of digital camera or film ATA lower than that available, such as ISO 50 or 100. Use a slightly higher number such as ISO 200 or 400 if the subject is in motion or in the shade.


To get the best image, use a small aperture, resulting in a high number like f/16, f/32 or more (depending on your camera equipment.) If there is wind your
shutter speed at least 1 / 60.

Keep the horizon level and not the position of the horizon in the center of the image.


Unless you're shooting a portrait, do not let the legs, arms, or the top of their heads are cut off his image. It is also better to avoid the subject's position in relation to things like traffic lights so that your friend does not look like a stop sign protruding from his shoulder.

Huge platforms photographs can intimidate people and reduce the chances of capturing that special moment. If you can get away with it, do not use a lens hood, a lens of mass media or large flash that can only strengthen the intimidation, because it makes your team much more important.

Keep your camera at his side until needed. Only raise when you find an item you like. Then, after taking the pictures, turn the camera toward him. Bag the best room which is much easier.

Always focus on the eyes.

Use the flash to eliminate shadows on the face, even if you are away. New cameras can be occupational exposure, otherwise you can read about using fill flash with your computer.

To reduce the people who ask for you, pull pulls a "ghost" of a dozen or two shots. At that time, they (particularly children) may be bored with you and returned to normal activity.

Try shooting at the height of the subject.

    6   Make 'Pop' its image

If you want your item to leave the fund, set the camera to "manual" or "aperture priority mode and select the largest aperture available, which means the smallest number (2.8, 5.6, etc. .) This will give you a shallow depth of field so that the track is strong, while the background is blurred. As this means that the optical depth of field, in addition to his approach is real.

 7 Good lighting

Be prepared to shoot before sunrise and sunset. Be patient. For sunsets, do not leave until dark. Bring a flashlight to see when you set up your computer. This will also help if you take pictures of sunsets and have to walk in the dark.

  8 Bad weather

Get your team ready in case the weather turns bad as it can be an excellent opportunity for a unique look.

Bring lunch bags, rubber bands and some small towels in case of rain. If it rains, put the camera in plastic bags (or hang plastic bags on top of your computer) and secure with rubber bands. Towels can help keep equipment dry and can be duplicated by providing extra padding in your bag.

 9 Checklist

Before going to shoot, check the settings on your camera. Make sure that does not conform to ISO 3200, unless you really want. Check your exposure mode, white balance and your batteries
are not about to die. Also make sure you do not have a set of customized features that allowed you do not want, such as mirror lock up or automatic exposure bracketing.

Whether you are shooting digital, your checklist should always end with backups of your images as soon as you finish shooting. Storage in the computer is not a backup. Always keep two copies of your images.

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