I am far from a professional photographer, however, photography is one of my most popular hobbies! It goes without saying that when I take a picture, I want to share all my knowledge on various social networks, and this proud and inconsiderate! To succeed beautiful pictures, I often use several different methods to deal with the environment in which I am and equipment with which I work. It is these various tricks which I will now help you too to make better pictures and better understand your equipment regardless of the equipment you use. Be it a smartphone or a DSLR.
1. Know the functions ISO, White Balance, Shutter Speed …
Most cameras on smart phones have these functions and all digital SLR cameras and have them. It is these features that help you set the tone in the photos you take. White Balance (White Balance WB ) is the function that gives a general tone warmer or colder to your photo. For more accurate devices, this function calculation in K between 2400K (cold) and 7400K (warm). It is not the function that will help you win light in a dark environment, the latter simply give a bluish tint to your photo, or orange to your photo for printing cold or hot. For brightness, we speak mainly of the ISO! It is this function that will ensure that the lens of your camera will be more sensitive to light or not, so in a dark environment, try to play with the ISO sensitivity benefited from little light you have! The shutter speed on it is the speed at which the lens of your camera opens and closes to capture the image. For example, 1/250 corresponds to 0.004 seconds Opening! It’s very fast speed like! Understand that more speed is slow more light enters the lens and the picture will be affected by movements. It is thus clear that if we want to capture something quick, increase the shutter speed! By increasing the shutter speed, reduces the amount of light entering the lens. It probably compensate by increasing the ISO sensitivity!
2. Clean the lens!
Yes as simple as it sounds, its lens clean and keep it clean greatly helps to take better pictures! Especially for smart phone users. There is nothing that ruins a photo more than a muddled effect caused by a trace of dirty fingers on the lens! Take care to take a microfiber cloth or cloth very smooth to avoid browning the camera!
3. Go round about it!
Dare to turn around your subject and take different angles! Quickly you will notice that there are ways to make beautiful pictures being a little funky around about it! Do not be afraid to sneak and climb to get closer to your subject or capture a corner! By the 360 degrees around about it, we often deal with the light and make it favorable for our picture! Same with the rear environment.
4. Avoid flash!
I highly recommend the use of a flash when using a smart phone or compact digital camera … They will do nothing to your photo! Try using an external light source such as a light, a mirror to redirect light, move a desk lamp, open a window, etc. A device is used daily as a phone, the flash is just there as an emergency item, it will not help in your photos. Book flash for your DSLR when it will be manageable and airship!
5. Avoid the zoom!
Same for the zoom on your smart device or digital camera! Yes it is interesting to stay parked and zoom, but you will lose a lot in image quality and your device will become much more sensitive to movement. It will be harder to take crisp, clear pictures. As mentioned in point 3, dare you to sneak closer to your subject, you will retain the quality of the photo and, if necessary, later you can zoom when editing in software. When zooming, the lens becomes less sensitive to light loses a lot in depth of field. On a base unit, you will come in with simple flat photos and worthy of a LG.
6. Do you practice often and consistently!
The best tip I can give you is to become best practice! As the saying goes, “It is practice makes perfect”, practicing, often you will be able to familiarize yourself with your device and understand how it works! You will develop your own tricks and understand how to play with his subject and the environment! The photograph can be learned and it is done!
7. Know your topic and play with the background!
An element that can greatly help you is the background of your picture! Imagine, you have your subject that makes a beautiful smile with beautiful sunshine, well framed … and a dog that pooped on the back! Or a tree, a bench, a bicycle, etc. An element that compromise your photo. Before taking the picture, ask yourself if it is in perfect conditions you have. By changing the angle a can or moving a little it is possible to eliminate the harmful elements in the picture and make it even more beautiful! For example, I often go out in microbreweries and I like to photograph my glass filled with a new beer! Before taking the picture, I take care to remove the utensils, paper wallets on the table and have only sober environment with my beer, then I try to aligner my beer with a source of light and voila! Always wear an eye to the elements in the background!
8. Do not be afraid of the parameters!
Avoid the automatic modes that adjust everything and leave no room for any setting. These modes are good for my uncle and aunt! Take the time to try each mode and note the differences between each photo taken on different modes! If your camera has a manual mode, stay there! Generally, this mode allows you to manage everything yourself. So you can adjust according to your environment and you even understand your camera via-error testing.
9. Avoid external applications that will change your photos!
Often you will be tempted to use applications to give effects to your photos or correct somehow. I highly recommend because these applications will certainly have an impact on the quality of your photos. By adding filters or any effects, it is often possible to see a drop in quality, kinds of “lumps” of colors or a grainier picture. I recommend a lot more to play with your environment to add effects rather than go with applications. Not only that will work your creativity, but you will keep the best quality for your photos!
10. Do not stop at one picture!
When I take a picture, I do not take one! Why? To try different angles, different settings, different brightness, etc., it is very important not to stop to take a single picture! So you have the opportunity to practice you, learn to know your camera, but also to deal with the environment in which you are! Nothing is more frustrating than taking a picture, to believe that she is beautiful and then finally get home and realize that she is less beautiful than you believe and have none other that could be better.
Here! It’s all for the small stuff that I had to offer today! I hope you have learned something! Feel free to comment and let shots you’ve taken with your devices!
Aashish Sharma is a Blogger, specializing in Social Media, Latest Technology News and Digital Marketing. He is always hunting for new ways for companies to engage with people using innovative technology, insightful data, and intelligent marketing which helps local businesses to a business.