Mastering the art and science behind photography is an intimidating prospect that requires a combination of training and talent. Not to deter you off your course, obviously, but any photographer worth his or her salt must be more than willing to practice a few new tactics to use out there when snapping photos.
Try using different shutter speeds and remember what works for a specific situation. Photography allows you to capture a split-second moment and to blur together large time periods. Traditionally, fast shutter speed is used for motion while a slower speed is used for still scenes.
Don’t allow the overcast skies to sneak into your pictures. If you have too much gray sky in your photograph, it will create a washed-out appearance in the image. Black and white photos can work great for an overcast sky. However, if it is a cloudless day, feel free to include as much of the sky as you desire.
Creating depth in your photographs will add interest and perspective to landscape shots. Provide the viewer with an understanding of the scale for the photo by placing a person in the picture’s foreground. If you set a small aperture, one that is not greater than f/8 (for many digital cameras that are made for consumers), or f/16 (on a full-frame SLR) you will notice that your foreground and background look sharp.
It is a common misconception that bright, sunny days are perfect for taking pictures. Actually, a lot of sun can make it difficult to take useable photos. It causes awkward shadows, uneven highlights, and may cause your subject to squint when they face your camera. Whenever you possibly can, try taking your outdoor shots in the morning or the evening when the sun is lower and casts less light.
Many people have begun photography as a hobby only to turn it into a career. Rather then clicking and pointing taking a photo is so much more than that. Photographs are a way to forever hold the world’s art in your hand, captured via a camera.