Let’s be honest, everyone loves a well-taken picture. Be it landscapes, abstract, fashion or any other object, images transcend a feeling that few things can achieve. We all admire stunning pictures but have you wondered the work that goes behind it? Make no mistake; photography is by no means an easy feat. There are people who have been practicing it for years and still haven’t mastered it.
Starting out is the biggest obstacle in every creative field. If you can overcome it, you can achieve great things. For aspiring photographers out there, this article can be greatly influential.
So let’s discuss what tips beginners need to click stunning images:-
• Fill the frame: Far, distant subjects in an image don’t appeal to anyone. If you are capturing a subject, try to fill the frame with it. People will interpret it much better.
• Be quick: Suppose you are capturing a bird sitting on your porch; the bird won’t sit there all day posing and waiting for you to set up your camera. You have to be quick and spontaneous in such situation. Wait for more and you will choose the moment.
• Composing: For professionals, clicking images is not enough as they have to compose it also. The things you should cater to are:-
Leveling the horizon
Keeping the subject in place rather than the other way around
Cropping out elements that are unnecessary
Setting the perspective so that the vision is directed towards the subject.
• Remove distractions: Focus on your subject and get rid of all distractions which is demeaning the quality of your photos. Watch out for the borders in the viewfinder of your camera.
• Get the depth and aperture right: To click images in detail, you have to set your aperture and depth of field in the right manner. Practice shooting a lot and you will eventually get things right.
• Experimenting with shutter speed: One of the most overlooked aspects is shutter speed. Don’t make the same mistake as many have made. Experiment with slow and fast shutter speed to capture different things.
• Getting the lighting angle right: Whether you want a silhouette effect or the sunlight on your face, you have to determine these aspects carefully.
• Watching the weather: How pictures come out greatly depends on the type of climate and environment. If the weather is cloudy, the output will also come out in muted tones. On the other hand, a bright sunny day will make it look great.