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Whether you’re just starting out or are experienced, follow these digital photography tips to make the most out of your photoshoot!
Digital photography is changing the world of photography as we know it. Not only have expectations of technology changed, but also how we think about the art of taking photographs. While the photographers of yesterday might be hesitant to invest time and expense into digital photography, many consider it the art forms the most significant frontier and a hard to beat requirement for all serious photographers.
In traditional photography, photographs were taken by a photographer who altered the focus and light. A chemical process was essential in developing those photographs and images were then enlarged and printed on specific paper. Such rules are mainly thrown out in digital photography as, instead of using film, the digital camera has a sensor that operates equivalently to film.
Called an image sensor, it contains millions of photoelectric device capabilities, which alter image and lighting through the principles of electronics! The size (and expense) of the sensor and camera you use will determine the quality and clarity of the images.
Tip #1: Travel Light
While practice will perfect a sense of what to bring to every shoot, fiddling with multiple items and an overload of props will slow you down and make you look less professional. When it comes to accessories and supplies, less is better than too much. Also, if you are a street photographer, a heavy backpack of equipment will be hard to handle.
Tip #2: Try New Places
Some photographers make they’re living off portrait style individual and family photos taken at the same park or outdoor location every week. While there are benefits of knowing the pluses and minuses of an area, if you don’t try new places, you run the risk of getting bored with the craft and preventing your photographs from growing and changing.
Tip #3: Experiment With Background
Prefer stark monochromatic backgrounds? Try the opposite and see if you like the result. Like busy backgrounds? Tone it down. Don’t assume that an active or more crowded background will detract from your image or that a plain one will add to it. If you alter a photograph’s focus, it might highlight the image in a positive, beautiful way.
Tip #4: Events and Experiments
Especially if you shoot street photography, live events can bring enthusiasm to your photographs and your level of personal satisfaction. Parades, nightclubs, festivals, art shows and more can be a great place to include crowd shots or unique candid images.
Tip #5: Color or B&W
Don’t get stuck in a rut where you refuse to add or detract color. While there will be times during your journey where you have a particular theme or style, as your photography evolves your use of color might as well. Black and white are popular in street photography, but the use of color is equally eye changing and can enhance the natural beauty of a city or landscape.
Tip #6: New Angles
If your best photographs are shot at eye level, change your vantage point to stimulate creativity. Shoot above or below your subject, from the side or behind. These angles aren’t mutually exclusive from your standard photo. Instead, try multiple shots of the same image, from different angles, and then choose your favorite to showcase.
Tip #7: Incorporate the Sun
Hate shadows? Don’t want your subject to face too much sun? While it can be easier to control lighting in an indoor studio, don’t underestimate how much outdoor lighting can enhance a photograph. If you’re unsure, make a test run mandatory. Go to the location of your shoot in advance, at whatever time you’ll be taking photographs, and test out the sun and shadows.
Though not listed as a tip, it goes without saying that it is helpful to look at the work of other digital photographers and learn from their hits and misses. Also, if you’re new to this type of camera or have just purchased an upgrade, be sure to read the manual and search any questions you still have about your camera or call customer support.
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