Here are a few photography tips to take in over a cup of tea and a hobnob (chocolate).
- Take you time. You have already decided its worth photographing. Stay and take photographs from many different angles – a tiny adjustment to the left or right could make all the difference.
- Use Brackets. On a Digital camera there will be a BKT (brackets setting) or with a fully manual camera, you can do it yourself. Brackets means that you take 3 photographs at once. One will be underexposed, one will be normal and one will be overexposed. It means you are playing a safer bet by ensuring you have a decent exposure to choose from. Also, in photoshop you can combine elements of each.
- Don’t zoom. Move closer. Certainly never use digital zoom (as oppose to optical zoom). It is argued that zoom lenses are best when you are zoomed in half way. You’ll have to see for yourself. If you are buying a new lens soon, buy a prime lens instead of a zoom lens. I will make a post about this choice soon.
- If you are feeling that you image is boring but the subject is exciting, here’s a tip! Don’t stand up straight like your mum taught you. Try and crouch, lay down, bend your knees a little. You will eliminate the photographer from the image – its harder to relate to the human behind the camera. (unless that was what you were trying to do. That’s for another day.) It also just gives the viewer a more interesting perspective of the world.
- You don’t need to include the sky. In fact stop it for a day. Don’t have the sky in your shots today.
If you would like me to help you with your photographs, you can email it to me and I can make a comment or two.
Thanks for reading,