Guides to Fine Arts Like Painting, Designing, Architecture, Sculpture, Photography and More

By Lindsay Sims


You consider yourself a pretty decent photographer but understand that photography is a hobby that can always be open for improvement. This article will provide many helpful tips and tricks that are used by top photographers - some of which you may have never considered using previous to now.

Take the time to listen to what others think about your pictures. Taking both the positive and the negative criticism is going to make you a better photographer. You may find that things that you did not like are just what others are looking for in a photo that they love.

Use a good lens to get a better image quality. You can create artistic pictures with any kind of equipment if you work hard and adapt your style to your equipment. But getting a good lens definitely opens up more possibilities. For instance, you can capture more details and get a better focus.

Try getting closer to the subject that you are trying to photograph. Nothing is worse than viewing a photo of a subject that is too far away to see any clear details or colors. Make it easier for yourself and for your viewers to see your subject clearly and vividly.

Do you need to take shots of some subjects that have been rained upon? What if it hasn't rained and your natural subjects are not wet with raindrops? Create the effect yourself by carrying along your own spray bottle and gently misting some "rain" on the subject that you need to photograph.

If possible, avoid using the flash that you find on most cameras nowadays. It tends to give the subject 'red eye', and it removes a lot of the shadow that can create depth in a picture. If you have to use a flash, such as an indoor nighttime shot, keep your subject away from walls. This way you won't end up with an ugly black shadow that resembles an outline.

Before you start using your camera and before you start setting up things to shoot, you need to learn about your most valuable tool; you need to learn about your camera. The best way to do this is by reading the camera's included manual and learning about everything it does.

Photography is an art! Create an illusion. The camera is a tool for you to show the world the way you see it or want it to be. Learn how to use it. You can make an object appear taller or smaller or set it in a particular atmosphere if you work on colors and exposure.

In conclusion, you wish to be a part of the legacy of great photographers and want all of the base knowledge to make this happen. The advice provided in this article will be more than enough to help pave the way for you. There is a lot that goes into creating a brilliant photograph and hopefully you have established the footwork for how to make this happen with your own images.




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