Photography isn’t as simple as it seems. Yes, that’s right. It’s a lot more than just a simple click. Let me put it this way: sometimes it takes a hundred clicks for that one picture. It happens because there are times when the lighting doesn’t cooperate. On the other hand, it also happens because of the incorrect camera angles and poor photography equipment.
If you’re a victim of these issues, please thank your stars as you’re going to get rid of all such issues pretty soon. In this article today, I’m going to highlight a few tips and tricks that can help you take better pictures with ease:
The first thing that you need to do is invest in high-quality equipment. Although mobile cameras are quite advanced these days, they’re not going to cut it if you want to be a professional photographer. Thus, you must get an advanced camera or camcorder. It will allow you to take better pictures or make excellent videos with ease. If you haven’t used a professional camera before, you ought to try it now. I promise you’ll see a prominent difference in the image quality right away.
Invest in Different Lenses
A lens is a piece of equipment that can help you focus on an object effortlessly. It can also help you bring the required light with ease. There are different lenses for different kinds of cameras. In a digital camera such as a DSLR, the lens sends light to a digital sensor. On the other hand, in a video camera, the lens directs light to the film strip. Hence, you cannot use the same lens for a digital camera and camcorder. The lens can be pretty expensive, so you must be careful while choosing one. It’s a heftier investment than buying a camera.
Play from Unique Angles
Different angles show different sides of a story. It’s as simple as that. What you need to do is view your images or videos as a story. It is like the world is watching something from your eyes, precisely the lens of your camera. Therefore, you must take a picture from different angles before posting one. For this, there’s a simple rule. You should start playing from different angles. It’s a game of practice. The more you’ll practice, the better grip you’ll have. It’s okay if you get it wrong a few times in the beginning. They say practice makes a man perfect, so you must not leave the practice.
Use the Natural Light
Remember that there’s no alternative to natural light. No matter how great the chandelier is or how lit the floor lamps are, they would never be able to replace natural light. Professional photographers generally love natural light, especially the golden hour time, which is right before sunset. Try to take as many pictures in the day as possible. The same goes for videography. Once you get the hang of it, you can gradually move towards night-time photography. It’s a little tricky, so I suggest keeping it at a later stage.
Never Skip the Filters
Although a lot of people think that filters ruin the image quality, it’s actually the opposite in reality. Filters are a blessing in disguise. Let me give you an example, I was trying to capture the moon yesterday, and guess what? The sky looked washed in every picture. Do you know how I fixed that? I applied filters to the images. Filters, when used with the right intensity, are no less than a blessing. They can fix the colors of your pictures in an effortless manner. If something doesn’t appeal to the eye, it doesn’t appeal to the heart. It’s something that you must keep in mind when editing your photographs.
Even though there are a number of photo editing apps available these days, none of them comes close to photoshop. It’s a phenomenal editing app that can fix all flaws in your photography and videography. Whether it’s the position of the object in the image you want to edit, the colors, or the features, photoshop can help with them all. The only issue is that photoshop is a little tricky to use. It’s not your simple mobile application that you can download and start using right away. You may need to learn about it before you start using it. Several online tutorials are available for beginners’ photoshop skills, watch one, and practice.
Last but not least, please be patient when learning photography skills. Remember that two qualities a photographer must have are patience and devotion. As I mentioned earlier, there are times when it takes hours just to get that one click. Thus, one must be patient and devoted to photography. Know that you’ll eventually get the hang of it. It’s alright if it takes an hour or two in the beginning. That is how everyone learns and you’re no exception. What you need to do is prove to yourself that you can do it. Commitment is required for everything, be it photography or any other field of life. Thereby, you must be solely committed to photography when improving your photography skills.
The Final Word…
Winding it up, I want you to know that photography isn’t as complicated as people think. Anyone can become a photographer. I repeat anyone can do it. All you need to do is put in maximum effort and it will yield fruitful results. You have my word!
Rest assured, the tips and tricks shared above will help you go a long way. They’re all basic tips, nothing complicated, so following them shouldn’t be a problem. Give it a try and keep practicing. I’m confident you’ll see a significant improvement in less than a few weeks. I wish you all the best, my friends. Have a wonderful day ahead!