Here Is How To Take The Most Amazing Photographs.

well focused photographI love clicking the camera, capturing once in a lifetime memories and this is one of the main reasons I’ve started this blog. To share with you how to take breathtaking photos with just what you have without spending too much money on new cameras and lenses. When people see professional photographers with expensive equipment, they think that one has to have such items to produce excellent photos. On the contrary, you just need what you have and passion.
I’ll share with some of the tricks I use to come up with amazing photos. What more, I will even share some of this photos with you right here. So don’t move. Read all the way and enjoy.
The question I get often is “how do I take good photos with what I already have?”

Always have your camera with you.

This may look weird, but what’s the purpose of having a camera if you are always leaving it at home? I cannot tell how many picture moments I have missed simply because I left my camera at home. I have blamed myself so many times but I finally had to make peace with it. By having your camera with you always, you can be sure to capture those rare funny lifetime moments.

Consider taking some photography classes

If you are extremely passionate about photography, then it might be time you considered taking up some photography classes. Shop around for classes that you can afford and then register for them either online or offline. Still, you can attend workshops on photography and learn from the professionals.

Take as much pictures as you can

The more you take photos, the more you learn. It’s as easy as that. By capturing images quite often, you will be able to understand how to effectively make use of your camera in different lighting conditions, what works and what does not work. In addition, when your picture does not come out the way you expected, you will be able to carry out research on why it didn’t by reading magazines or books. Finally, you will learn from your mistakes and also acquire lots of knowledge on how to use your camera properly.

Use a tripod

If you do not have a tripod, you should try and get one as soon as you can. A tripod opens up chances for low light photography. You can try out different light exposure intensities and shoot wonderful images in the night. A tripod allows you to shoot sharp photos of subjects that do not move while at the same time blurring the moving objects thus creating dynamic photos.

Shoot candid photos

Posed photos always look posed. I have never looked good in a posed photo, so I gave up on taking posed photos all together. I find moving the subject to a real life environment works perfectly well.
Take photos of your subject when working or doing something they love. This puts the subject at ease and they are relaxed so you will end up capturing some great shots of them. I prefer taking children photos with this method.
Photography is fun and a great hobby. Still, you can sell some of those photos you take online like I do.

Mistakes I Made When I Was Starting Out On Photography

good photography photo courtesy of andrew brooksWhen starting out on something, you really can make a fool out of yourself…which I personally did. I remember reading my camera manual from the front page to the back cover and interpreting so many things completely the wrong way. Oh dear!….Although it was a great way of learning how to use my camera, doing it all alone left me totally confused and I ended up making silly mistakes. Well, I know better now, but I will share with you some of these mistakes so that you do not do the same.

Always on the wrong focus mode

The one thing you cannot yet fix on post production is your focus. That’s why it’s absolutely important you get it right in camera. And time here is absolutely important. If your camera is always trying to refocus when you are shooting even still objects, or the camera cannot track focus of moving objects, then you are on the wrong focus. I know how this can be frustrating especially when starting out.

Always took photos on low resolution

Capturing at low resolution may provide more storage space for images in your memory card, but it’s not the best idea. If you use a low resolution setting, then you will be compromising on the quality of your images and you will not be able to print out bigger photos without seeing the pixels.

Always Shot In JPG

If you are still shooting in JPG, then you are doing everything wrong. Switch it to RAW and you will enjoy better quality pictures. Not only will the quality be great, but it will give you several options especially during post production.
When shooting in JPG, the camera uses the white balance, saturation, sharpening, contrast and compress the balance.
Other people are afraid of shooting RAW because the file sizes are bigger and they do not have enough storage space in the hard drive. The good news is that there is more cheap external memory you really don’t have any excuse. Or do you?

I didn’t ever back up

This has to be the silliest mistake I made when starting out. Well, the photos weren’t that great, but I would be glad to have them today. I lost all the photos I had taken when my hard drive failed. Now, I know better. My back up is super!

I took photos with subjects being too far

Every photo I take, I often want something that’s perfect on the frame. Back then as a newbie in photography, I always took pictures with subjects being too far and looking at them now, they do not make much impact. You can move your subjects closer by making use of high quality telephoto zoom lens. It’s important that you shoot your images at the highest resolution you possibly can because simply cropping will decrease its quality.
I know it can really be frustrating being a newbie, but hang in there. Every guru was once an amateur. Learn from your mistakes like I did and you will be a super photographer.
Thanks and all the best!