Aug 16 2009

Taking Portraits by Way of Digital Photography

Published by at 7:18 am under General

Photography is a skill.  It takes practice, skill, and an eye for the unexpected.  Not all photographers will take the time to observe a scenic, animals, architectual structures, or other subject to find the hidden depth within, but when they do often they will find great meaning in the photo they take.  Photographers spend their lives looking for new and different ways to shoot a subject.  Digital photography is just one new way of taking a picture.  There are many advantages for working with digital photography.

Digital photography can be a great asset the professional digital cameras with the interchanging lenses, manual setting or it can be a simple point and shoot camera.  Whether you are looking for a professional grade picture or something your friends will laugh over digital photography has made taking photos easier.  As I said before we can see the picture before we ever print, and also a lot of digital cameras will allow you to crop and save the photo before printing. 

Digital cameras can be all sizes from a key chain camera to the professional.  We have all had a little fun with digital on our phones.  If you are more interested in the professional side of photography the first digital camera you choose should have interchangeable lenses with a high resolution.  It can be automatic if you feel more comfortable with light settings, however most have ISO settings, aperture, and shutter speed choices as well.

Like with older photographer setting up your shot is half the fun.  Determining the settings you need to use for light is the other.  Setting up your shot still requires you to have an eye for the unusual or for making the unusual out of a common scene.  Walk around the subject and look for every possible angle, you may even decide to take several photos to choose the best angle.  Digital photography seems to outweight the film cameras of yesterday.  Once you have looked at all angles and taken photos you get to see if the effect you wanted is there.  It is much quicker to learn the camera settings and other functions on a shot and use lighting because you see the results while you still looking at the scene.

Digital photography may not seem like it would still use all those skills you learned on your old camera, but this is definitely not true.  In other words digital photography helps with your learning while you are still on location.  Instead of many hours in the dark room or waiting in line you can get the picture you want right then.  It certainly gives more towards vacation photos when you can see if your thumb is over the lens or the camera strap was in the way or worse someone just walked in front of you.  Digital portraits has helped us to change our way of viewing photography.

 San Antonio Photography by Richard’s Photography – 2010 Senior Portraits

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