There is more to photography than a clear picture. It is definitely a form of art. There are a lot of artistic ways to bring out the best in your pictures.
You need to develop your eye. You need the ability to frame a shot and show what is interesting about the subject. Here is some advice you can use to get your started.
Learn how to snap a picture quickly. Do not wait for your subject to take a certain pause, this might not happen. Take several pictures if you need to.
By taking pictures quickly, you will get natural expressions and pauses. If you waited for too long, your subject will probably already bored or tired holding their pose and expression. they will have a rather rigid and artificial expression.
Do not shoot in full daylight. You are going to get some of your best photos on an overcast day.
The bright sunlight can cause overexposure, loss of detail and terrible shadows. Shoot at dusk or at dawn on the days that are not not so cloudy for the best results in your photos.
If you are intrigued by the nostalgic quality of photography captured by traditional film, consider picking up a manual camera from your local thrift shop. if you are looking for a dramatic shot, black and white film is a great way to start.
Make sure you get one with an ISO of 200 for a good all-around film. You can print film photographs on a number of mediums, including fiber-based paper.
When photographing young children, time and patience is a must feats. Children are taught to “say cheese” whenever a camera is focused on them, inevitably creating artificial, fake smiles – or worse.
Ideally, they will become comfortable being photographed only when the pressure to “perform” is removed. Simply encourage them to go about their normal activities and then follow them around with your camera, clicking when they naturally smile or are obviously enjoying their surroundings.
Pre-focus your camera before moving slightly, so your subject isn’t centered in the frame. Perfect composition is not necessarily the most interesting or artistic photographic technique. To add interest to the shot, simply place the subject anywhere but dead center in the viewfinder!
Now you may realize that there is more than just angles and lighting to photos. Doing so will help take your photography to new levels.