Aug 11 2010

Four Terrific Photo and Camera Backdrop Guidelines For Enhanced Digital Pictures!

Published by at 1:57 am under General

Recently got a new camera? Not surprisingly you’re incredibly excited to begin making photos using your new camera, and that means you dart outside and start clicking away!

However for many of us, the pictures just will not compare to what we had imagined. Why won’t your pictures WOW people like you’d hoped? Relax, here are four easy, new – methods – to making more appealing and unforgettable photos. (My favorite is 4 the camera backdrop!)

Trick 1 – Try out other camera exposure adjustments
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Remember, simply because your camera’s mechanical setting affirms an exposure is “correct” – that doesn’t mean it is “right”! By exploring the varied exposure settings of the camera, you can actually shoot images 0.5 to 2 f-stops underexposed in bright areas (like the intense reflection of light off snow) and create images which are GREATLY enhanced over the automatic adjustments. Try capturing darker subjects with a little overexposure. You’ll love the additional detail you can see in the shadows!

Just by switching off the exposure level, you can create images which elicits several moods out of your photos’ viewers.

A picture may say a “1,000 Words” however, more significantly, it can create a 1,000 “feelings” too!

Experiment with bracketing the pictures (i.e. Shoot the same pictures with different exposure levels) and you’ll never come back to the autopilot adjustments on your camera.

Trick 2 – Bring out a little innovative blur in photos
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By introducing a little well-designed blur in photos, it is possible to accent certain important features, or subjects.

It is important to have only one – STAR – in all of the images. By keeping your star in crisp focus and blurring out the rest, it isolates and forces concentration onto your star!

Intentional blur is inserted in 2 primary ways…

First: depth-of-field.

Shifting the lens aperture to the bottom setting is able to create a beautiful, gentle background blur which brings crisp focus to the subject in the foreground.

Mess around with diverse aperture adjustments to get varying degrees of background haze. This is now the point where your imaginative visualization will start to shine!

Second: movement blur.

This can be inserted by setting the camera’s exposure on shutter priority. Or else physically working with the shutter speed – just remember to change the f-stop adjustments correspondingly.

Keep it slow so you can catch attention-grabbing streaks when the subject moves past the front of the camera. The slower your shutter’s speed, the more of a streak. The quicker the speed, the more it’ll freeze the model in place.

Trick 3 – Shoot Unique Images!
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Pass up making photographs in already popular places where everyone else is shooting. Your work must be original! Get off of the “beaten path!”

Avoid photographing all your photos at eye level. Evaluate shooting at different angles…stand up high, lay down upon the ground.

Photograph reflections, shadows, quick shutter speeds, slow shutter speeds, and so on. Continuously experiment and it will not take long before people are asking YOU to get photography guidance!

Trick 4 – (And this is one of the best of all…) Enrich the camera backdrop
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What is the single biggest differentiation between novice and pro portraits? ITS YOUR CAMERA BACKDROP!

Pro shooters employ professional backdrops!

Whenever you want to get an on the spot – and beautiful – enhancement in your shooting, make sure to devote thought towards the photography background.

Don’t fret; it is not as challenging as you may imagine. The key ones you will want are a pure white, a pure black and a few different “Old Masters” style.

True, they could cost hundreds or maybe thousands of dollars, however it in reality isn’t that hard to create a camera backdrop yourself for just pennies on the dollar! Give it a shot!

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