Photography is a great and creative hobby that has increased in popularity recently. Large numbers of people avoid fully exploring the art of photography because, despite their interest in the art, they are overly intimidated. If you’re ready to take the plunge and explore photography as more than just a passing fancy, this is the article for you – so read on!
The foreground is much more noticeable than the background in a photograph. Be sure your foreground is well composed so that your picture will be strikingly framed and create a great illusion of depth.
Try to get close to your subject when shooting. Your picture will not be very interesting if your main subject cannot be seen clearly. Make sure you can distinguish details on your subject that will attract your audience’s attention.
Figure out the best blend of aperture, ISO and shutter speed. These three features are what determine your photo’s exposure. It is possible to use overexposed photos in some cases, but generally these should be avoided. Experiment with these features to find out how they interact with each other and what kind of combination you like to use.
Make sure your subject feels comfortable. This goes double if the subject is a stranger. Someone taking pictures can easily appear to pose a potential threat. Be sociable and down-to-earth, start a conversation with them, and politely ask if it’s okay for you to photograph them. Many people need to know that photography is art, instead of an invasion of privacy.
Ordinarily, the subject makes “eye contact” with the lens of the camera. Have the subject of your photo focus their eyes on a distant object, rather than the camera. Also, instead of having your subject focus their gaze into the distance, have them focus on an object that is within the camera’s view, for a great shot.
Photography is something that appeals to a lot of different people. For many people, it never gets beyond the hobby stage due to the difficulty of sorting out everything they need to know to advance beyond the beginner level.