“When people ask me what photography equipment I use, I tell them My eyes.”
The above quote sums up the entire essence of this post i.e. you don’t need an expensive equipment to capture beautiful and candid photographs. Had the truth been nowhere near to this, every person owing a DSLR would have been called a photographer. With almost every one joining the bandwagon of owing an expensive camera packed with stunning features, it can be tempting to do the same. However to shoot striking photographs, all you have to do is learn some tricks and make best friends with your existing camera.
You need not sign up for photography classes and spend outside your budget. Just follow the below listed steps to start taking better images than you already do:
1) Learn about your camera
Let me tell you something. Since I am an avid reader of different kinds of blogs, I stumbled upon a blog recently where I was blown away by the quality of pictures I saw there. I inspected the blog a little more to find about the equipment used by the blogger and maybe, even tips given by her. I was surprised to see her using a basic digital camera. So what made her capture clear, bright and creative shots using that plain Jane camera mode? It was the fact that she knew the functions of her camera extremely well and used them to her advantage. The same goes for you. You need to find about all the functions in your camera and use it to its full potential. You will be even more surprised to know about the affordable price tags which basic cameras have these days. Make use of Amazon coupons to buy one at the best bargained price.
2) Keep background in check
* This tip is particularly useful for beauty and fashion photographers. If you are capturing a product with a background that has clutter, say hello to a messy and unattractive photograph! Yes! Ensure that the place where you are shooting is free from distractions such as these so as to not spoil your shoot. Use a clear background or use props that enhance your photographs.
3) Shoot in natural light
Natural light is one of the most powerful tools in photography yet the most under-estimated ones. Instead of relying on fancy photography equipment’s, depend on natural light for taking images which score high on visibility and sharpness. Avoid shooting in direct sunlight as the harsh light can cause unnecessary brightness in your photographs and alter the true colors too.
4) Capture images everyday
* When you will shoot each and every day, you won’t just get more acquainted with the functions and buttons of your camera. But you will also get to experiment more and more which will help you in unleashing your creative side. Needless to mention, you will end up having a broader perspective on seeing the same things from different angles. To give your photography knowledge a further boost, buy photography books using Flipkart offers and then implement those very tips in your photography sessions.
5) Go back to basics
Learn how to hold your camera properly to avoid blurred photographs. Do not use flash indoors as the results can look harsh. Keep changing the angles in which you capture images to break monotony. Use different types of backgrounds for a single product to determine which one works out as the best. Learn how to select the right ISO for taking pictures in the best lighting. Locking the focus can help you greatly in improving the sharpness of your picture.
Adopt these five tips and see your photography improve by great lengths. And as i said in the post title, these are some free tips and you don’t even have to spend a dime or a cent to implement them.