ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Arts and Design»
  • Photography

How to take the best Photos

Updated on November 17, 2014

Sunrise Information

The photo below was taken in Scotland at about six o'clock in the morning last summer. I get asked how i managed to take these photos and what type of camera i used.

For my photos i just use your average 4th Generation Apple iPod touch. They are easy to work and also make it very simple to crop photos and add effects.

To get a good photo it's all about being in the right place at the right time. For me to manage to capture the sunrise at it's best, it took me about 3 weeks of getting up a six in the morning take the prefect picture. Getting up at six o'clock in the morning is the fun of it for me because the town is completely silent and where i live it's normally made up of the sound of car engines.

If your not a fan of the six o'clock starts then i would suggest taking photos of sunsets instead. Depending on the time of year they are usually very easy to capture. When taking the photo don't just take one, take many and chose the best one out of the lot. If you have a tripod this this can help if you don't have a steady hand.

Sunrise

Expensive isn't everything

Have an expensive camera doesn't matter because of you don't know how to use it properly then you might as well just have an iPod because you won't be getting the full benefit of the camera. Why spend thousands of pounds when you could spend a couple of hundred to get an iPod touch which can also be used for music and games. Just because your friends might have the latest cameras it doesn't mean they can get better photos than you.

Experimenting

This photo was taken whilst walking home from school with my iPod Touch. This photo has not been changed in any way since it was taken.
This photo was taken whilst walking home from school with my iPod Touch. This photo has not been changed in any way since it was taken.

Action Shots

If you are planning taking photos of cars or fast paced sports then i would suggest you get a camera with a sport mode on it so you can 5 to 10 photos a second. This way your photos are much better quality.

Try Experimenting

Don't just take photos of the same things all the time. The sun is a very easy thing to capture, but don't over use it. if you do any sports see if you can get any good shots whilst their. I do mountain biking and skiing and you can get some excellent shots whilst out on the slopes.

Timing is key

Being in the right place at the right time is key for the perfect shot. Sometimes it can be luck, most the time it takes research to find out what will be where and at what time. You might be thinking that research for a photo is a bit odd, but it's not because if you wanted a good picture of the sunset then it will require at bit of work to find out what time it rises and sets.

Favourite Camera

What's your favourite make of camera?

See results

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)