Do you want to be an excellent photographer? These 6 digital photography tips can get you started on your way to becoming an excellent photographer.
#1. Learn your cameras different settings
Chances are you shoot most of your pictures utilizing your camera’s “automatic” mode. This will get you average results. If you are striving for great shots, you’ll need to learn about other modes too. Take the time to read your camera’s manual to understand when to use each of the different shooting modes.
#2. Take A lot of pictures
Before going crazy buying the most expensive equipment right away, you had better take more photos because the more photos you take, the more you will learn about what kind of camera to get when the time comes. In other words, you can always delete the bad ones later.
#3. Remove all the dust
Digital camera with removable lenses are prone to dust landing on the sensor. Static electricity around the sensor can possibly contribute to attracting dust particles, or other elements to this sensitive area of your camera. One way you can remove such debris is with a camera blower brush, and tilt the camera down while blowing. Take care not to get anything snagged inside.
#4. Try to use a tripod
A tripod will keep your camera steady which will keep your photos in focus.
#5. Shot your subject at different focal length, angles (they can always be cropped in post)
Shoot your subject at different focal lengths – using the zoom on your photos will not only change how close your subject appears but it will also change the depth of field (ie the blurring of the background). It also allows you to shoot from different distances which can really impact how relaxed your subject is (there’s nothing better than a photographer in your face to make you nervous)
Shoot your subject from different angles – it’s amazing how much you can change a shot by getting on your knees or taking a few steps to the side or maybe even use a ladder.
Shoot using different formats – there are different ways to grip a digital camera. The two main ones are horizontally or vertically but you can also get into all kinds of diagonal ways to do it. switch things up.
#6. Experiment with different +modes’
Even the most basic point and shoot cameras have different ‘shooting modes’. These are usually things like +portrait’, +landscape’, ‘sports’, +night’ action, etc. Sometimes it’s worth shuffling through these to take shots at different settings. What these modes do is simply change the basic settings (like aperture, shutter speed, ISO) – all things that can change the look and feel of your shot considerably