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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