Sunday, January 4, 2015

13 Photography Tricks for People Who Don’t Have Expensive DSLR

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Not everyone has a DSLR, that doesn’t mean they are laypersons. Note down these Photography Tricks to take beautiful pictures with the camera you own.

Composition tips

Composing is the basic visual of photography. One has to follow certain rules to make the pic interesting and pleasing.

Rule of thirds

One of the simple composition rules is the Rule of Thirds. When you look through the lens at your subjects, visualize a grid and notice where these lines intersect. The rule of thirds suggests that these intersection points are the best places to position your subject.

Maintain Headroom

 Headroom is the amount of space above your substance’s head in a frame. Too much space isn’t good, so make sure that you are only leaving a small amount of carefree space above your subject’s head.

Beware of cropping

When you make up your subject, especially humans in the camera; make sure that you never frame them at their major joints. I mean at the points where we can fold, bend and move e.g., Neck, elbows, ankles, wrists, hips etc. The reason is that if we compose at these points, they look crippled.

Discover the beauty of light

Light is the most essential factor of photography. Learn how to use the light; if possible take it, exploit it, create it to click better pictures. One definition of photography says that it is a skill of shadows. Discover the beauty of light and practice to use it.

Purchasing tips

Many of us would be having several worries while purchasing a camera. So remember all these points while purchasing to avoid the trap of influential marketing.

Don’t fall for Digital zoom 400x

It is a feature of a camera that is actually not essential. Digital zoom is the least thing you have to worry about while purchasing a camera. If a salesman claims that the camera has a great digital zoom, just forget it. The higher the digital zoom, the noisier the picture would be.

Check out the optical zoom

The optical zoom is a feature of the lens of a camera which has to be checked while purchasing the camera. The higher the optical zoom, the closer you can get towards the subject without actually moving from your place of location.

Check your F-STOP

F-STOP is nothing but the feature of the lens in your camera that regulates the quantity of light entering into the camera. The lower the F-STOP, the higher is the light sensitivity. A camera with a high light sensitivity is of great use in lowlight situations. Just ask the salesman about the F-STOP of a camera, or else you can check it on the lens itself. If you are purchasing online, it is given in the specifications.

Don’t fall for the megapixel excitement

The digital image is constituted by pixels. The higher the pixels are; the higher is the quality of a pic. So 1 megapixel means one million pixels. Nevertheless, any picture, which is beyond 4 megapixel, is enough to get it printed, posted or published unless you are having a print of 10 ft. height and 10 ft. width.

Clicking tips:

Rather than just pointing and shooting, one has to follow all these minimal requirements while clicking a picture.

Use stabilisation

 if you can’t pay for a tripod; just find handheld your camera and use the stabilization feature of your camera. It will help to level out and cover up some of the slight camera movements and it adds that little bit of extra stability for you to get smooth-looking handheld recording.

Increase your points of contact

If you have a tree, a building, a friend or anything nearby that gives you steady support to lean on while shooting – benefit that aid. That makes a big difference and gives steadiness to the shot. Or else simply bringing in your elbows close to your body, resting at the top of your hips or on your waistline where it’s comfortable can make all the difference.

Breathe steadily

If you need to be as steady as possible, you can hold your breath for a short period of time to reduce any extra movement. If it is for longer times, do not hold your breath; try to breathe steadily and smoothly throughout the shoot to avoid movements caused by breathing.

Use the strap

Put the strap over your head and keep it taut around the back of your neck. Extend the camera out as far as the strap will allow with proper handheld technique and you’ll be able to achieve a smooth result for panning or shooting moving subjects.

Practice good posture

The most important thing to remember is to adopt a wide stance by keeping your legs shoulder width apart, and bend your knees a little while filming as this provides great stability. You can practice other postures too as per your convenience.
So folks, happy clicking!
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