There are people who see the world in a whole new light, with their eyes adjusted to get a perfect image in their minds. The detail behind the lights and the colours in a captured shot is simply mesmerising. The overwhelming collation of ideation, perception and execution is a delight to watch. That sheer joy of having captured a memory or an idea in the form of art. But what happens when one is not exactly satisfied with the results and hopes for a bit more flair.
Are you a ‘photography buff’? Does the quality of a picture mean a whole lot more than anything else? Here are some super useful digital photography tips –
One of the most eye-catching and effective rules of composition, the Rule of Thirds is a tip you must always take advantage of!
Simply imagine four lines, two lying horizontally across the image and two vertical creating nine even squares. Now, some images might look best as the focal point in the centre square but placing the subject off-centre also creates an interesting aesthetic composition.
To give the best results in terms of exposure and overall appearance you need to masters the three basics – Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO.
Furthermore, understand their relationship with each other and once you have adjusted to them, simply consider one of the others to get the desired results. While opting for an auto mode takes care of these controls but you pay the price of not getting the photos you would have wanted. Hence, it’s better to learn how these three controls work and then shoot in Manual mode.
If you are planning to buy only one filter for your camera, make it a polarizer. Experts would recommend the circular polarizer which allows your camera to use TTL (through the lens) metering such as auto exposure. This filter helps you reduce the reflections from water as well as metal and glass giving you perfect colours with a wow factor.
The ISO setting determines how sensitive your camera is to light and also how fine the grain of your image. We pick an ISO based on the situation around, for example if it’s dark the ISO is pushed higher which makes it more sensitive to light that avoids blurring. One lighter, sunnier days, we can choose a lower ISO or put it on auto as we have more light to work with.
Now equipped with some amazing digital photography tips, go ahead and bring out your inner photographer.