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PhotoStudioSupplies  :  How to Capture Better Pictures

How to Capture Better Pictures

You can never be a good photographer by sheer luck. Basic composition skills, lighting techniques, and use of professional photography equipments are the crucial factors that decide the quality of your images. Whether you are a portrait photographer or into nature photography, capturing stunning images needs knowledge, patience, practice, and of course some calculations. If you are always in a lookout for ways to improve the quality of your images, the below mentioned photography tips are sure to help you.

Accessorize your camera

Your camera alone will not be able to perform as best as you want, so don’t hesitate in using the required camera accessories and other forms of photography equipments that will help you enhance the look of your images. Photography tripods, wireless shutter release, camera remote, etc. will help you reduce the chances of getting blurred and hazy pictures, whereas the lighting equipments and accessories such as reflectors, softboxes, etc. will illuminate your subject evenly. The backdrops add life to your images and enhance the look of your portraits. Apart from these, there are host of other photography equipments that are designed to improve the quality of your images. Not all are worth investing in but make sure you use the specific equipments that are required for the type of photography assignments you undertake.


Let your background be simple

Backgrounds are meant to complete your picture and enhance the look of your subject; however, while choosing a physical or a digital background, make sure it doesn’t compete with your foreground or steal away some of the attention. The more attractive your background is the lesser attention your foreground will get and therefore, it is always recommended to choose a simple one. For portraits, prefer using plain physical or digital backdrops. If you are in a situation where you cannot simplify the background, try other techniques such as blurring, zooming, etc.


Try locking the focus

This way, you will be able to capture maximum details of the part that you want along with increasing the overall sharpness of the image. Locking the focus is not as easy as perceived because the focal point will be right at the center of your frame, whereas you have to place your subject at an off-center position. For preventing focus drifts, first position your subject right at the center of the frame and press the shutter button halfway. Then, change your framing and position your subject wherever you want him to be without leaving the shutter button. Once your new composition is done, press the shutter button completely. Locking the focus, will help you capture better quality pictures.

 

Choose your shutter speed carefully

Never choose a standard shutter speed for all your projects. Each picture demands a specific shutter speed and if you fail to achieve that, you will not be able to capture the action appropriately. For example; you have to use a fast shutter speed to capture moving objects such as cars, bikes, cycles, and lot more. Higher shutter speed is also recommended for sports photography. If you are photographing in low light conditions, use a higher shutter speed in order to let maximum amount of light to reach the image sensor. When using unusual shutter speed, use photography tripods to balance your camera or else you will end up getting blurred images.


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