Being a photographer can now be attained since the modern age has provided us with limitless technology, access to information and training, as well as possibilities and avenues to explore talents and hobbies. However, being a professional photographer entails more than taking shots with your phone camera, using filters that alter the whole image quality, and posting those on social media. Being a professional in the Atlanta landscape photography or in photography, in general, requires good equipment, skills, training, and advice as well tips especially when you are still an amateur or beginner.
While we may not be able to provide you the first three, we might be able to give you effective advice and helpful tips if you are still exploring the world of photography.
1.Take note of the following essentials:
Aperture – refers to how big the lens opening is and is measured by f-stops. The smaller the number, the wider the aperture is and the more lights comes in the lens.
ISO – this refers to how sensitive the sensor is when exposed to light and is measured by units (400 ISO, 6400 ISO, and more). higher ISO makes you take images in shaded and dark situations although there could be some presence of grains or noise.
Shutter Speed – this refers to the time the shutter is left open and is measured by seconds. The slower the speed, the more light comes in. It also has an impact when it comes to the subject’s motion.
2.Know how to hold a camera
The key here is to bring your arms close to your body to maintain a stable posture and that the arms are balanced against your core. This effectively minimizes shaking.
Also, use a tripod whenever it is necessary especially when you are taking shots that require longer exposure, or for low-light photography.
3.Know the Rule of Thirds
Every photographer knows this rule. This provides good composition that most amateurs do not provide, without knowing that great composition is what makes good photography.
You can mentally divide the shot into thirds using two horizontal and vertical lines, and put high visual interest at any of the four intersections.
4.Have different perspectives on the subject
Most people take an eye-level shot as this is the most common angle one can think of. However, it is also important to begin seeing and taking shots from different angles and steer away from ordinary and boring ones.
Here are the ways on how to do it:
- Change your angle – skewed form the side or straight up
- Change your elevation – get higher or closer to the ground to change the angle
- Change your distance – get closer or farther away to see a different perspective on the subject
When you try to change and combine these three, you will definitely have a good shot.
There is no success when you do not practice. So, take an enormous time practicing with your gear. This will put int practice the things you are reading and the training that you are undergoing. Take shots as often as you can to develop your skills. Practice does not make everything perfect, but it surely improves skills.