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Photography--Tips for Best Pictures

Updated on September 10, 2012
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Don't shoot yet..!

You are ready to take that picture that maybe will be uploaded to twitter, "pikasa" or "Instagram."

You want to brag about that hidden art of yours, or maybe show your improvements. You have a passion for it and you want to channelize those feelings at the moment that... you click that shutter down forever.

Here is a practical guide that will help you improve those hidden talents


Know Your CAMERA

And take your time to read the manual. I know, we hate to read and we are trying to grab these tips in a couple of minutes. I've seen so many people just skipping this step and wanting to learn quickly and be ready to aimj at the world like a maniac. Same feelings as with your knew cell!

What would you really want to do is: read the manual and browse around on the quick steps flow chart, or take probably 2 hours the first day, an extra hour the second day; adding your skills in using the trash bin on the bottom right corner.


It's Really an Art

If you go back to Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Michell Angelo and Picasso, all of their precious pieces of art are recognized by common people. A picture is an extension of you and your inner artistic psique. Just an example: a fifteen year old girl will try to take pics of their friends, maybe showing their tongues or showing off their brand new jean. On the other side an older granny will probably reject the idea of even trying to take a picture with a digital camera. But the average person wants to get a picture that will show a vivid memory that he will never forget.


IT CAN BECOME A PASSION

Photography can become a passion if, what you see is what you get, when your are behind the scenes. It can become a passion when after done taking the first picture ideas come and go in your mind in searching for the best shot.

KEEP A BACK UP FILE

No matter how good are you with your camera, chances are it will get lost, accidentally fall on water, or an unfriendly walker might decide to take action with his own hands. It is not too hard to save a copy on an USB or an extra extended memory card. And as I said: a pic has a day and a time. The next day you will have a different mood and even the weather won't be the same.


Best Tips in a Second

  1. Use the sun as your ally, how? never... ever take a picture against the sun. Use the sun as that flashlight behind you.
  2. Avoid taking pictures around twelve noon. Shadows and unwanted shades will affect the final quality of your pic.
  3. If you are not even able to hold your camera tight, then something is wrong. Unless you have the extra bucks to buy a tripod.
  4. The less you touch the lens, the better. Follow the steps recommended by the manufacturer when it is time to clean those fingerprints on your camera's lens.
  5. .And lastly: Learn the relationship between distance to your object and the light available for that purpose. Which can be affected by the flashing system or poor and cheap batteries. Avoid cloudy days and double check if any obstruction will be on your path when you are finally ready to shot ( like your fingers in it)

GET TO KNOW PHOTOSHOP

A tool for graphic designers, artists, and photographers as well. Tutorials are all over the net, but don't go crazy in learning everything in a day. Take your time as you go. We say it because we see people exercising in one day, what they didn't do in years. Don't get burn!

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    optimus grimlock 5 years ago

    luv that pick thanks for sharing

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Thanks optimus grimlock!

    Hope you can use those tips too.

    LORD

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    shea duane 5 years ago from new jersey

    the pic is so cute! good hub

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Thanks Shea,

    hopefully these tips will help you with your own pictures.

    LORD

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    nikipa 5 years ago from Eastern Europe

    Thank you for sharing with us! Actually photography is my passion. When I was a school girl I took a course in photography... but it was so long ago, a lot changed in the world since then. ))

    There is so much to learn using a professional digital camera. Probably I will take another updated course when I have more time...

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    You are right Nikipa,

    It is like computers now...every year new changes are added to all that hoopla about photography. Thanks for stopping by

    LORD

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    carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom

    :D good one!! i can see lot expert photograhers in the making!! i confess i didnt care to read the manual!! was so exited i just started off clicking once i laid my hands on the camera!!

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Carrie,

    There is so much going on behind that camera, that it y can really be sickening. Didn't include words like diaphragm or shutter, to make things easy to understand, you know? Thanks for your welcome comment!

    LORD

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    Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

    I don't do much with photos, howver I can see you laid this out well and the tips look like sensible advice to me. I do back up everything. Up and very useful.

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    RJ,

    You've got it! Photography is catching up with technology...but the good old times had its 'Kodak' moments.

    LORD

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Carrie,

    you are right..someitImes we all do the same...we cannot wait to put our hands on a new cell...a new car..a bike...a camera....A woman?(jk). Thanks for your faithful support.

    LORD

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    Sun-Girl 5 years ago from Nigeria

    Interesting pics which i loved looking at, thanks for sharing.

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Su-gurl,

    Thank you very much for your appreciated comments. This is an advice again from the heart...Was raised on that field and is part of my life.

    LORD

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    hey Mashua!,

    I'm glad you found this hub useful. My parents were photographers so it's second nature for Lord. what you said is right...actually moments that were captured in a split of a second, won't ever come back or be the same.

    LORD

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