With the desire to capture moments, last year I bought a DSLR. The functions were much more than the built-in camera of a smartphone or a tablet. But, it actually ate away my time to learn photography in the smartest way possible. So, if you class yourself as a beginner, then here are some tips apart from the tricks mentioned in arts and photography books. For sure, these would be useful and would blow your mind.
Follow the rule of thirds. Photos look better when the view is not placed in the center. For instance, if you would be clicking panoramic beauty then align it along with a grid, a mesh of vertical and horizontal lines. It splits the screen into 9 equal squares and sections. Well, the adjustment differs from subject to subject. While horizons can be aligned either to the bottom or top third line, position a foreground subject along the right or left third lines.
Take a snap always from the eye level. With this logic in mind, you should change the viewing angle accordingly. It might sound boring, but moving the camera up or down makes it for an interesting shot. So, if it’s somewhat difficult, then consider a camera with a rotatable LCD screen. Such a feature enables you to hold the camera overhead and still enjoy as well as smile at what’s in front of you.
With memory cards easily available at a reasonable price, you shouldn’t be left with an excuse for poor quality. In case you want to share photos across social circles, then think about image optimization on the computer through a photo management application. Such a task would help you save files quickly even when you’re preparing for continuous shots. But, the perception is much different with most of us. It’s a task that wastes time and efforts. Ensure that a RAW format is supported by the camera. This is because fixing a raw image is less time consuming than a poor JPG image. But, if it’s not one of your favorite photos, then never think about deleting it later.
Keep yourself updated with camera modes. While a manual mode aids to specify everything for a crystal clear image, an automatic mode does all the guesswork. On the other hand, a program mode determines features well before time. In case you want to add effects, then prefer a manual mode. You would surely gain control which otherwise is not possible with a program mode. Well, that’s not all with a DSLR camera. Time value and aperture value is what you can think about. An aperture value helps you to take power over focal length, while time value maintains the shutter speed.
To conclude, we hope you show your best and take photography skills to the next level. As you start incorporating these tips, you would never realize when you have become a professional photographer. Feel free to comment, if you come up with a new tip. Do buy film books online and grab the best buys.