Mar 22 2012

More Tips for Beginners

Published by at 3:19 pm under Better Photos,Tips and Ideas

Fun Tips And Techniques For Great Pictures!

Photography is equal parts science and art, with skills and vision playing crucial roles in the final results. Whether you are content with an amateur’s level of photographic skills or you aspire to be the next Ansel Adams, these 4 tips will take you one step further in understanding the process.

1. Red Eye

We have probably all had photos where a person’s eyes have a red tint to them. The first step in trying to reduce red eye in your pictures is to check and make sure that your camera has a setting in it for red eye reduction. Most of the current DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) and point and shoot cameras have this function and it does make quite a difference in the pictures you take.

2. Portraits

When photographing portraits, isolate your subject. Use a medium telephoto lens or the medium telephoto setting on your zoom. That, combined with a large aperture (try f/4 or larger), blurs the foreground and background. Focus on the eyes. Use diffused lighting for a flattering look. If outdoors, wait for an overcast sky or shoot with the subject in the shadows and the sun at your back.

3. Watch Your Fingers

A common beginner’s mistake is to place one’s thumb on the lens while taking a photograph. This causes a blurry spot to appear in the corner of a photograph. You should make sure your lens is clean and that you are not obstructing it with your thumb before taking a picture.

4. Lens Flare

Ever had lens flare on a photo? Lens flare typically occurs when you try shooting in bright light. An easy way to avoid lens flare is to use a lens hood or to position your hand to block it.

In Closing

Use the information here to improve your photography skills and start achieving your goals with your camera. Make sure that you practice the things you just learned and soon you’ll be snapping pictures that show your personality.

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