My Roaming Spirit
Mohit Daga (@MOHIT881923)
Entrepreneur | Traveler | Photographer | Co-founder of myroamingspirit
Fueled by a desire to take better photos? But you are always confused with the technical stuff; ISO, EV, MACRO, APPERTURE, and SHUTTER SPEED, oh my-gosh! So many things to consider before taking a photo! Do not worry I am equally confused. But taking awesome pictures is not just about the technical stuff. For me it’s all about creativity and individual style. And that’s what makes it so interesting. There are lots of tips and tricks available on the internet, most of which makes you go haywire. Here, listed below are some of the simple thumb rules to follow to get your photo appreciated across different social media platforms or you may never know you could even get your photo featured in some Travel Magazine.
The Composition - The heart of a photograph is its composition—the position of different elements in a frame. Try and align the subject of your photo into the frame. Don’t just capture the subject right in the center and miss out the environment. This gives you a more dramatic, visually interesting shot than one where you subject is located dead center.
The Lighting - It’s pretty easy to make out whether its day or night. Keep in mind that the source of light should be behind the camera or sideways. Without good light, even the most compelling subject won’t make for an interesting photograph. Without good lighting, a photograph can be grainy and blurred.
The Flash - For God’s sake please do not use flash in-front of a mirror. Don’t just blow up the humanly face with flash right next to their face. A flash can fill up a space well within 10-15 feet of area but under no circumstances flash would be useful for taking landscape photographs. If you have a subject that you can move, try to get them to change their positioning so that the sun light hits them from the side rather than from behind.
Be Selective - Frame the shot in your head 1st. Do not be on a clicking frenzy, capturing just anything and dumping loads of data in your hard disk. Just because Memory cards are cheap nowadays don’t stock up photos. Be sensible in posting photos over the social media.
Focus - You would always want the subject to be in focus. Because that’s what you want the viewers to see 1st. Focus is simple to use on your smartphones, it is just a tap away. While shooting a landscape photo keep in mind that everything in the frame should be in focus while a portrait image works differently.
It’s about perspective after all- Not all photos are taken standing on your feet. Get down on your knees or if the subject/scene demands - lie down, Zoom in on your subject, zoom out and show how your subject fits in the world around you.
If you are always disappointed with your pictures or jealous of seeing the awesome ones taken by your friends, I’m sure these basic tips will help you improve the quality of your snapshots—without spending a bomb on a new camera. An elderly man taking a stroll in the park is just a man, you might overlook the scene but with right composition, lighting and focus you can create a story of your own.
Your next story could be waiting right in-front of you!
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