Photography is a unique and worthwhile art and a fabulous way to battle stress. If you love looking at photos and enjoy shooting them, take the time to express yourself with photos that capture things most people don’t take the time to notice. As they always say, pictures are worth a lot of words.
A major part in photography composition would be the framing. Make sure to zoom in on the focus of the picture, and keep distracting elements out of the picture. When you do this, you avoid having a cluttered photo with unintended focal points.
Try to avoid including an overcast sky in your shots. Including too much of a gray sky will make your pictures appear muted and washed-out. However, if you are shooting in black and white, an overcast sky can make a beautiful photo. If the sky outside is a beautiful blue, include it in your photos but watch the light.
Play with the manual white balance feature. Shooting indoors can give your pictures a yellowish tint due to the light bulbs. It is often easier to change the white balance setting on the camera than to adjust the lighting in your room. This will definitely provide your pictures with a professional appearance.
You should find a good combination of ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. These three features are what determine your photo’s exposure. You do not want to have an overexposed or underexposed photograph if you can avoid it, unless this is what you were originally looking for. Experiment with these features to find out how they interact with each other and what kind of combination you like to use.
If you are shooting photographs in a florescent light setting, make sure that you adjust your camera’s white balance settings appropriately. Photographs shot under fluorescent lighting typically look greenish or bluish, giving your photo a much cooler color effect than you intended.
When taking a photograph, keep a firm grip on your camera and stabilize your arms against your body. This will minimize shaking and produce clearer shots. You can also keep your camera from slipping out of your hands by holding it from the bottom, rather than the top.
The practice of photography might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but everybody can find enjoyment in good pictures. By getting more involved in photographing, you will create memories that you might have missed. Photography is an interesting and rewarding activity. Sharing your images with the world at large is naturally stress-relieving and thought provoking.