How To Be Better At Photography

October 11, 2013

You can improve your photography by rethinking how you are taking your pictures, lighting, framing, and content all play a key role and are easy to develop an eye for once you get started! So, if you are new to photograph and do not hold any specific diploma or certificate in the particular field, you still can become a better photographer by knowing some basics of photography.
 
All you need is to be creative and think out of the box. Look around yourself and feel what makes great pictures differ from average pictures. Following are some of the things that you need to keep in mind, in a bid to be better at photography.
 
Content
Always keep your eyes open for colors, shapes and things that interest you. You can start by looking at the view whenever you go out for a walk. Also, look at things closely to see what sort of detail could make a great photo. (i.e. an upclose shot of a sign, the skyline through a street, or the hands of a person).
 
At start, it may appear really difficult for you to decide what things to capture that can make your photographs look stunning. However, you do not need to worry and do whatever you want, especially when digital cameras offer the opportunity to capture hundreds and thousands of pictures without any cost.
 
Framing
This is the most important part of creating an interesting photograph. You need to exclude the items around the area that you are photographing that do not add to the photo (i.e. parked cars on a pretty street, people who do not belong, or garbage, power lines or other items that don’t add to the image you are trying to capture). You can also use different image editing software programs to edit the picture after transferring them to your computer.
 
Also, do not just take one picture of one object. In fact, you can try capturing frames from different angles for the same object and decide on what picture to finalize later when you transfer them to your computer.
 
Lighting
Dawn and Sunset provide the most interesting, saturated light. An overcast day can provide for surprising good lighting as well. Try suppressing your flash unless it is in a big area. The flash will distort the color saturation and leave you with a washed out person or thing with a black background. If a flash is needed- you can try to diffuse it by covering it with a soft white cloth or tissue.
 
When taking pictures indoors, you should always try to use a proper set for high quality images. If you do not have a set, still you can make something out of different objects placed in your room and make a perfect environment for photography.
 
Tips
Consider installing a free photo software program on your computer to help you with after-photo editing such as cropping and exposure.
 
Consider printing your photography online and sharing them with your friends to get feedback on your creativity. You can also use the images to decorate or redecorate your home or office.