Basic Tips For Better Photography

Every photographer has its own pace and style when it comes to photography. Whenever we take a photo of our subject, it is best that we know the right angle and spot suited to come up with a great shot. A lot of us have this big opportunity when it comes to deciding on how to take a photo. It is quite complicated because whenever we think of writing an article about how we can make better photographs, we are in the middle of knowing and remembering all the tips. It's like saying that before we apply this tip, we need to know and better understand if a particular tip is good or not good enough to contribute for better photography.

Photography tips are most of the time useful, but some tips are not that important. Here are some tips that some photographers find helpful when it comes to their photography journey. If you are starting to learn photography, you will find some of the lists helps with your journey.

Make Use of the Camera That You Have

Investing in a new camera is quite tricky because you have to know and learn all the features of the camera. Sometimes when we are comfortable in what we used to do, we tend to forget about how we operate our own camera. It is important once in a while that we practice and check the features of our current camera.

The important thing right now is to come up with creative skills and knowledge of camera settings. Focussing on that area is essential. Use the camera that you have and don't look back. In today's market, we always want to try most of the cameras and once we were able to try out or even buy most of the camera. We have thought that this is far better than what we have now.  But the reality is, it is just a minor difference and can be found to the features of your current camera.

Be Familiar on How to Use the Settings

There are a lot of camera settings, and for beginners, it takes a lot of practice and participation. Even professional ones sometimes do not know how they can operate because they tend to forget how the setting is used for. So it is essential for them to once in a while have a familiarization day wherein their knowledge could be refreshed. Sometimes it is important to refresh the mind and do the familiarization to ensure that you're up to date with the current settings..

When we talk about settings, we always have this idea on how we can maximize the settings to come up with a good photo. Try checking out the camera modes rather than doing it fully automated. You won't learn anything if your camera does it all for you. Aside from aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, learn how to focus appropriately by practising with the different focus modes.

Pay Attention to the Light

The single and most important part of photography is light. Taking a good photo with good lighting is a huge step toward getting a great picture. In taking handheld pictures, it is important that we have a source of light. Professionals photographers often make use of a flash or move where there is enough light to make the picture brighter.

Whether you are shooting a film or digital, you cannot shoot anything without a light. To master photography, we need to know the three photo positions.

Front lighting. Placing the light, so it is directly in front of the other person or object. It is the simplest to shoot; and the most dramatic and flattering because it illuminates the subject.

Side lighting. It is placing the light source from the side, creates shadows and depth. It is relatively simple to shoot.

Backlighting. This is the trickiest among the three and it must be done with precaution. With the light hitting the subject from behind, all the light shadows are in the front of the subject, which turns the subject into a dark silhouette.

Know When to Use a Tripod

Tripods are a beneficial tool for photographers. Tripods are essential tools. It's like having a system that can help you with your photography. A tripod also makes your camera still; any user need not worry for any movement that will cause the camera to shake.   

So when do you use tripods? If you have a  subject that is stationary. You can shoot muti-minute exposures and capture details so dark which is invisible to the eyes. Tripods refine the stability of your composition and help you to take sharper photos.

Clean Your Camera Lens

Sometimes a bit of dust won't do any harm and won't visible in any images. Many people are walking around with a camera lens that is dirty, dusty and smudged and this makes the images blurry most of the time. It is best to keep a microfiber cloth and lens cleaning solution. It is best to bring them along all the time so it can be utilized once it is necessary to use.

The best professional photographers know that a clear lens means a better photo. If lenses are left unattended, these can deteriorate, and this can lead to a reduced quality of photographs. While the best lenses are sealed in the interior, the exterior can collect dust, fingerprints and a lot of things during actual use and during storage.

Backup Your Photos

Keep a backup of every single photo that you have, and your photos should never be stored in a single hard drive at a time. Some of the photographers usually kept or produced at least 3 copies to ensure that they have enough backup file.  

Every photographer lost some important photos on their journey as a professional photographer. They sometimes take extra precautions when it comes to keeping or producing their pictures. Some of the photographers both have a hard drive and external hard drive which served as their back up. They always keep in mind that photos should be stored on two different media types, the internal hard drive and the removable storage medium.