Do you fancy shooting photos?
Well, I asked you because photography is my one and only passion in life. It doesn’t matter if you shoot photos of models or some breathtaking scenery, what counts is that you love capturing moments in an artful way.
People each have their own different ways of passing the time, or hobbies. Having a hobby is perfect for driving away boredom and entertaining yourself. But as time passes, some hobbies eventually evolve into passions.
Passionate people often drive themselves to improve in the field they are passionate for. If you are fond of photography, like me, then you are probably always searching for ways to improve your skills and techniques in capturing photos.
Well, I understand your thirst for self-improvement, and I am here to give you some tips to improve your skills in photography.
It’s no secret that some of the best photos are captured in the wild outdoors. Make use of Mother Nature’s wonders for your backdrop and see the difference.
- Be flexible
Yes, shooting your photos outdoor is great. But you can’t do that as freely as you’d like. Sometimes the weather isn’t fit for taking photos. If there it is raining in your area, then you very well can’t shoot photos outside right?
With this in mind, always have a backup plan. If you are a dedicated photographer, then I suggest you have your own home studio. If you have no space in your home, then I suggest hiring professionals, like loft specialists in Clapham, to convert your loft into an indoor studio.
- Use your camera’s flash effectively
Being picky about your backdrop and your light source is good. It’s pretty difficult taking photos outdoors. Here’s a bit of advice, if you are shooting outdoors, try turning on your flash. The flash will give your subject the effect of “popping” from the background.
- Eye contact
Did you notice that some people in photos tend to look at you regardless of the angle you’re viewing it in? You can try looking at the image from the side, top, or bottom, and the person will still be looking at you.
Try getting eye contact from your subjects when shooting photos. This makes the viewer feel more connected to the photo you’ve taken. This is what gives the effect that the person in the image is looking at the viewer.
- Shoot low
Most photographers tend to shoot photos of their subjects from eye-level. But the thing is, it’s a pretty boring perspective. People are used to viewing everything around them from that perspective. Try a different approach by getting low.
If you crouch down while shooting your subject from that low angle, your subject will appear bigger and more formidable. Also, other things in the background will look more exaggerated, giving you a pretty decent photo.
- Candid shots
Photos tend to give the idea of illusion. If you are looking at a person in a photo, you will probably get a sense that the photo is posed and therefore an illusion. Give your photos a bit of a natural feel to them by taking candid photos.
As for what equipment to use you need to do your research. There are a few reputable brands that I would recommend. The first photography brand is Canon. They have been around a long time and their lenses are top notch. The second and only other brands that I would recommend would be Nikon. They have the best digital cameras in my opinion. If you’re into older cameras then stuff like Hasselblad is good so check them out.
Keep on practicing and discovering new styles and techniques to improve your skills at photography. If it is indeed your passion, you will strive to surpass your limits.