15 Photography Tips for Beginners !


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Loving all the messages and questions I'm receiving ! Keep them coming and I'll keep the posts :) Here are two important things that I use outdoors to make my pictures stunning !
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5. Use Flash Outdoors
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Bright sun can create unattractive deep facial shadows. Eliminate the shadows by using your flash to lighten the face. When taking people pictures on sunny days, turn your flash on. You may have a choice of fill-
flash mode or full-flash mode. If the person is within five feet, use the fill-flash mode; beyond five feet, the full-power mode may be required. With a digital camera, use the picture display panel to review the
results.
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On cloudy days, use the camera's fill-flash mode if it has one. The flash will brighten up people's faces and make them stand out. Also take a picture without the flash, because the soft light of overcast days sometimes gives quite pleasing results by itself.

6. Take Vertical Pictures
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Is your camera vertically challenged? It is if you never turn it sideways to take a vertical picture. All sorts of things look better in a vertical picture. From the Eiffel Tower to your four-year-old niece jumping in a puddle or climbing a tree. So next time out, make a conscious effort to turn your camera sideways and take some vertical pictures.
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That's all ! The key is to practice !
Have a great week :)



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Hey guys,

Here I'm gain to post 2 more tips to make you a better photographer ! I'm amazed by how many people the first post was seen ! Thanks you all for spreading my post. Feel free to ask questions or post comments on the comments below :) I would love to hear your opinion !

3. Rule of Thirds

The rule of thirds states than an image is most pleasing when its subjects or regions are composed along imaginary lines which divide the image into thirds — both vertically and horizontally:

It is actually quite amazing that a rule so seemingly mathematical can be applied to something as varied and subjective as a photograph. But it works, and surprisingly well. The rule of thirds is all about creating the right aesthetic trade-offs. It often creates a sense of balance — without making the image appear too static — and a sense of complexity — without making the image look too busy. Remember sometime you do have to brake this rule to be creative !

 

4. The Golden Hour

The golden hour, sometimes called the "magic hour", is roughly the first hour of light after sunrise, and the last hour of light before sunset, although the exact duration varies between seasons. During these times the sun is low in the sky, producing a soft, diffused light which is much more flattering than the harsh midday sun that so many of us are used to shooting in.

This type of light produces less contrast, reducing the chances of losing parts of your subject in strong shadows or blown-out highlights. The warm glow adds a pleasing feel to the scene, and the long shadows help to pick out details, adding texture and depth to the image.

 

WHAT YOU GUYS WANT TO LEARN NEXT WEEK ? Answer in the comments :)


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Hello everyone, every once in a while I have clients asking what they can do to improve their photographs. Most of the time they don't know how to work with the light, composition and subject. I'm going to be honest, it's hard, but not impossible. There are a few rules that must be followed, but sometimes you have to brake them for a creative, unique image.

Starting this week, I'll start posting 2 tips to help you improve your photographs. I'll help you  improve your skills so you can better capture those special moments when you don't have a professional photographer next to you :)

1. Get in close

It was the famous photojournalist Robert Capa who once said “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” He was talking about getting in amongst the action. If you feel like your images aren’t ‘popping’, take a step or two closer to your subject. Fill the frame with your subject and see how much better your photo will look without so much wasted space. The closer you are to the subject, the better you can see their facial expressions too.

2. See the light

Before you raise your camera, see where the light is coming from, and use it to your advantage. Whether it is natural light coming from the sun, or an artificial source like a lamp; how can you use it to make your photos better? How is the light interacting with the scene and the subject? Is it highlighting an area or casting interesting shadows? These are all things you can utilise to make an ordinary photo extraordinary.

Practice if the key :)

Have a great week...