Good Photography Tips for Amateur Photographers

Photography is a form of art that brings the individuality and creativity of the photographer to the forefront. Although Smartphone and mobile photography is gaining a lot of popularity in recent times but if you want to become a professional photographer you require a good DLSR or a digital single-lens reflex camera. Every professional photographer begins as an amateur, asking questions or privately trying to figure out the various technicalities involved in photography besides owning a good camera. If you aim to become an expert photographer there are a few tips you need to learn and experience if you want to go a long way.

Long Shutter Photography:

You can certainly get gorgeous photographs when you play with your shutter speed. The basic concept of long shutter photography is to show the pictures of the world around you in a distinctive and unique way. Shutter speed is the time limit to expose the sensitive film to the outside light. A steady hand without any jerks with a high shutter speed can give best results. Here it is recommended to use a tripod, while some cameras have an inbuilt bulb mode to keep the shutters open when the button is pressed.

High Dynamic Range Photography (HDR)

Our normal vision is not capable of seeing all the ranges or dimensions of photographs. HRD is basically not a photography trick but a processing trick.  Software is required to level and merge the photographs after they have been shot. Photoshop might work well but Photo Matrix is a specialized and devoted software for HRD image processing that requires a little channel tuning along with color correction.

High Speed Photography

A thorough knowledge of shutter speed, ISO setting and camera aperture is mandatory for high speed photography. There are various categories of high speed photography like Macro photography, Action photography and Sports photography with high shutter speed common in all. Practice and experience can make you an expert in high speed photography.

Burst Zoom Photography

Optical and Digital zoom helps to make distant objects appear closer so that you can capture more of the subject than its surroundings. But burst zoom is an intriguing trick in digital photography that needs to be practiced. At times to get a crystal clear and sharp image, a certain amount of blur and burst is required in the background so that the photograph stands out. For this you need to set your camera to a wide aperture and slow shutter speed and try to shoot in manual mode. Here as you press the button to click the photograph, zoom your lens quickly on the subject and back in a fraction of a second to get the desired effect.

  1. Custom Bokeh Shapes:Bokeh meaning ‘blur’ or ‘haze’ is a very interesting where photography is concerned. Bokeh shapes are usually circular but custom bokeh shapes can be got with the help of cardboard sheet, duct tape and camera lens. When you start shooting the bokeh will have the same shape as the shape you have chosen on the cardboard.

Thus when it comes to clicking great pictures you need to know some tricks of the trade, otherwise you might end up with blurry photographs that are out of focus.

Categories: Beginners