Photography Tips for Beginners | David Sechovicz

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David Sechovicz
David Sechovicz

As a new photography enthusiast, you may have bought a new camera with desirable settings and would be ready to explore these features on your next trip or to click pictures of landscapes near you. Now is the time to plan out the location and use your favorite photos from famous photographers to use as a reference.

It is professionally recommended not to use the zoom feature until necessary. However, you can use your feet and move closer to the subject to click a better photo. Practice will help you to enhance your skills and get comfortable with all the new features. Go out in nature every day to explore beautiful landscapes and start taking photos. The sunlight just before sunrise and after sunset provides the best lighting to click photographs. Do not click photos of your surroundings when there is harsh sunlight or shadows due to the cloudy atmosphere. It will result in final photos that will lack quality and will impact the look of your photo. You can additionally get an external light source to provide adequate lighting if necessary. You may want to tell a story through the visualization of your images. To accomplish your goal, you may need to align the elements in your frame in such a way that they tell the story you wish to convey. It is a traditional method to click photos of people smiling at your camera or clicking pictures of all the elements without objects interacting with each other. Modern art demands a change in this old form and asks you to click unique photographs wherein elements are interacting with each other in a natural setting. Candid photos are the latest trend and you may want to include a range of candid photos in your gallery. Always keep your batteries charged when going on a trip. Alternatively, have a battery charger in your photography toolkit to avoid pausing due to dead batteries. Plan out how will focus on the objects in your frame. They are placed far away, do not use the zooming feature as it reduces the quality of the picture. Try to move closer to your objects to focus adequately on the elements and get a clear picture of your desired landscape. The golden hour is the time of the day when the sunlight is not too harsh and provides perfect lighting for your pictures. It occurs two hours after sunrise and two hours before sunset. So, plan your photography session during this time to get even light. All the photographers need to follow the rule of thirds. Place your frame in such a way that the elements cover two of the three gridlines in your camera settings. You can use tools online that are available for free to edit your images to produce the final result. You can change the brightness or contrast of the photos using these tools. Some filters exist in the digital market. These help to modify your photos as desired.

Author: David Sechovicz – I am a photography enthusiast. A thinker, dreamer, lover of all things whimsical and magical. I love photography and am passionate about art. To me art doesn’t have to be pretty. It has to be meaningful. Now let’s remember the world “revolves” because of people’s creativity.