Sep 20 2009

Tips to take a perfect picture

Published by at 1:54 pm under General

The camera obscura was the start of the history of photography. The french inventor Nicephore Niepce created the first photograph by using a camera obscura. These cameras were made up of a dark room or a box with a small hole at one end. If the hole was small enough, an up side down picture would develop on the opposite wall of the box, of what ever the hole was facing. Niepce had to expose the first photosensitive paper for eight hours to capture the image.

The camara obscura’s capability to copy images is the basis for all camera lenses and photography technology. Photography technology is still evolving and growing at a very fast pace today.

Taking pictures are much more complicated than just aiming and snapping. Any person who is serious about photography must learn what influence different aspects have on the pictures they take.

Excessive light in a composition results in an overexposed film producing pictures that are too bright. Moderate or no light results in an underexposed film and the pictures will be too dark.

The right level of exposure will be created if you learn how to control the available lighting and the film speed. The soft lighting of cloudy days is best for people pictures. Early mornings or late afternoons will be best to take beautiful landscape pictures. 

You can even use your flash outdoors to improve your pictures. The flash will help to eliminate the darker shadows under the nose and the eyes. On cloudy days is will illuminate faces and make them stand out from the background. Be sure to know the range of your flash otherwise your pictures will come out too dark.

Good compositions are created by dding some props, rearranging your subjects, and trying different angles. By getting down to the level of your subject, you can improve the angle and composition of your photos. This works well if your subjects are children and pets. They do not even have to look directly into the camera; the eye level angle alone will create a more personal feeling.

Ensure that you have a neutral background. A busy background will be distracting while a plain background will draw attention to your subject. 

Fill your picture with your subject by moving in close.This will reduce any background distractions and highlight the details in your subject. To get good pictures of smalll objects, you could use your camera’s macro or “flower” options.

Change the angle of your camera, some pictures look better if taken in a vertical picture.

Developing and enhancement is an ongoing process for cameras and photography. Whether you are a serious photographer, an amateur or a professional, it is important to  stay well informed and up to date with the latest technology and photography techniques as new innovations appear daily such as affordable underwater cameras and digital cameras.

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