Monday, May 9, 2011

Just bought a new camera ?? And very excited to start taking photos with your new gadget

Just bought a new camera ?? And very excited to start taking photos with your new gadget??

But Alas - why does the picture not look as good as you wanted to !! Fret no more - stay tuned below for 4 new tricks to taking more interesting and memorable photos.

Trick #1 - Try out different camera exposure settings
By exploring the exposure settings of your camera - you could have pictures looking more brilliant with 0.5 to 2 stops underexposed in bright surroundings - and scenes appearing more clear with some overexposure. Just by simple tuning of the exposure level - you can create

pictures which can bring out different moods from people viewing it. Thats why the quote "A Picture Says A Thousand Words" is very true indeed ! For newbies - try out bracketing {i.e: Take the same photos with different exposure levels} and take your favorite pick from them.

Trick #2 - Bring out some creative blur in photos
By introducing some well-planned blur in photos - you can bring across certain important features - while using the rest as good complement - providing an overall nice touch. This can be done in 2 basic types.

First type is depth-of-field blur. Varying the lens aperture between 0.4 to 1.4 can create a lovely - soft background blur which bring sharp focus to the subject in the foreground.

Second type is movement blur. Done by setting the camera exposure on shutter priority - and keep it slow so as to capture interesting streaks as the subject moves in front of the camera.

Trick #3 - Create something out of nothing !!
What does it means? This exercise encourages you to take a step back and rethink how you can take wonderful pictures with things you already encountered on a daily basis.

One approach is to create your shot around the common elements around you such as lines - space and patterns. This can mean anything from the roads to the bridges - the trees - the railings - etc.. You start to see more possibilities and room for creativity.

Trick #4 - Take Unique Photos !!
Try to avoid taking photos from already popular places where everyone else has taken before - it will not be fresh - and the excitement is also much diminished. Try out new extreme photography {for example: underwater photography} - or it could be as easy as shooting through thick glasses for that extra 3D feel - or shooting reflections of objects in water or other reflective objects.

Hope you enjoy this article

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