Digital Photography has come along way since it started making it easier for us all to take better photographs.
With the explosion of digital technology, taking photos has become relatively easy and inexpensive. The availability of new and larger memory cards lets you take hundreds of photos, gives you instant access and has allowed the average person to view, share or print their shots easily.
If you would like to take your photos from a simple snap-shot to a more professional looking image, here are a few Digital Photography Tips that will help you to take better shots…Immediately!
Tip #1 – Shadows
Shadows can work for you or against you. If you are trying to take a shot outside on a bright sunny day, then the glaring sun can produce a very harsh and contrasty photo.
Having your subjects facing the sun will get rid of shadows but produce the ‘squints’ which make the eyes disappear. Photograph your subjects with their backs to the sun and use either a reflector or your camera’s flash to provide fill light. Avoid angles in direct sun. If you can find shade somewhere, use it but remember
For today’s photo tip, lets talk a bit about landscape photography tips and techniques. This will be a review of things we’ve discussed before, but many of us haven’t actually tried using them. Set it as a goal for this weekend to get out there and use these landscape photography tips and techniques to create something you can be proud of!
Light – with a portrait, we have total control. We can adjust the light levels, we can place our light where we want, we can put modifiers in front of it – like umbrellas, scrims, diffusion material, gobos and so on… We can do pretty much anything we want to get the image our mind has conjured up!
With landscape and cityscape photography, we are pretty much stuck with what nature provides us. There’s not much we can do.
Or is there? With some pre-planning, we can almost guarantee a stunning shot!
In an outdoor, landscape setting, there isn’t much we can do to modify or adjust the light, but we can become hyper aware of what light does at various times of day – and in various weather conditions.