What makes you look at a photo? The color; so it is important when you are taking a good photo to get it right. Yes, you can use a program on the computer to enhance it however taking a good photo makes you feel proud of that you created an eye catching object.
One thing we often do, is we try to get too much into the picture. For example taking a photo of your child and they stand against some busy background. This just takes away from the child and nothing stands out. Try dressing them in bright colors and then have them stand against a neutral background. That way the child will pop out. If you are going to photograph them against a background that has color then you need to have them dressed in a color that will be complementary. If you don’t then you will have a photo that everything in it is fighting for the attention and nothing stands out so don’t forget to use a good color palette. Sometimes less is best!
The nice thing about digital cameras is that you can take some of those busy pictures, look at them and see what needs to be taken out or where you might move to get a better photo. Here is a way to know how busy a photo will be; take a picture of your living room see how busy all the objects make it. This should help you in editing your background.
Happy picture taking.
Today I was reading an article on how to take better photos. You know the kind of article; the one that tells you all the right things to look for in the foreground and etc. Well I got to thinking, I know all that is important, however many times people over complicate the process. Yes if you are going to be a heavy hit photographer then you need to do all the right things. But it you are just someone wanting to take good pictures for yourself, family or friends don’t worry so much about every little thing in the picture. Sometimes those little things make the picture even more interesting.
See this picture. I was just taking a picture of the Sunset and didn’t even notice the road (that looks like the road to no where doesn’t it). I find it an interesting picture.
This is another one that I was just capturing the sunset and the trees got in the way (so to speak). The trees actually give it more depth. So stop worrying that everything is just right and go ahead an take the picture…you might just be surprised at what you get.
We are getting close to spring and what do we want to do in the spring time. Get outside, see the trees blooming, flowers breaking the ground and taking great photos. Taking great photos instinctively is something that will make this spring one of your happiest.
1. As I have written before know your camera, make sure you are on the right settings.
2. Positioning your key elements will help you take a more dynamic image ie maybe having something just off center will add more interest to you photo. Try it you might find that it make a more interesting shot than just having something dead center.
3. Check your images. After taking a shot check to see that your camera settings are correct.
4. Think about your subject, but don’t think to long that you miss a great shot. Sometime kids are doing something cute but it you don’t get it at that moment you will miss it. So don’t over complicate.
There are so many good websites and some really bad ones. I would like to share with you one that I use a lot when I have digital or computer questions. Kim Komando America’s Digital Goddess. Just a couple of days ago she posted an article on how to take great fireworks pictures. The entire article.
It’s all about your camera settings. I hope this will help you with any of your quick light photos.
The above photo is my personal picture.
Thanks and have a great 2016!
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