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Photography--Tips for Best Pictures
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
- Use the sun as your ally, how? never... ever take a picture against the sun. Use the sun as that flashlight behind you.
- Avoid taking pictures around twelve noon. Shadows and unwanted shades will affect the final quality of your pic.
- 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.
- 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.
- .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!