Take great pictures with a normal digital camera

Take great pictures with a normal digital camera

Photography isn't just for professional photographers; it's for everyone, right? Even the average amateur can take great pictures with the most basic digital camera. Most professional photographers agree that while photographic equipment can help you take technically good pictures, the success of a photograph depends on the person using the camera. Many beginners are addicted to digital SLRS and believe they must have a professional camera to take the perfect picture of their dreams. But they will soon be surprised to find that, even with a very professional camera, the pictures they take often look quite ordinary.

First, pay attention to the light

Photography is very much like the vision of the human eye -- our eyes are the camera. In both cases, light is your best friend. In photography, you should use light and dance with it, which is the most basic requirement of photography -- whether you use a digital card camera or a digital SLR camera.

Second, with or without flash

I'm sure a lot of people who use digital card cameras have their flash on all the time. However, there are many times when a bright flash of light can render the scene unrealistic. In fact, the most dramatic photographs were taken using only natural light. The dark sky casts a shadow over the landscape on overcast days, and the pesky flashes can ruin the chances of taking a picture of this pristine, natural scene. Plenty of examples suggest that it is best not to use flash at all times, except to remove the shadow from a model's face in the sun. Especially for landscape or stage shots, turn off the flash.

Third, try a different Angle

How many pictures do you take of the same object? Professional photographers take many shots of a subject, from different angles, heights, exposure Settings and distances. The more pictures you take of the same subject, the easier it is to pick the best ones. Whatever your subject is -- a child holding an ice cream, a red maple tree in autumn, a rolling cloud before a storm, or a bunch of flowers in the garden -- get creative and shoot from different angles.

Take great pictures with a normal digital camera

Fourth, use a tripod

A tripod is always a good choice, especially if you need to keep your camera steady.

Five, highlight the subject

By adjusting the aperture, you can bring the subject into focus. Although this is not usually required for landscape shots, you can increase the aperture if there is a specific subject in the photo and you hope it will hold the audience's attention. A large aperture creates a shallow depth of field, so that only the subject is in focus and the background is blurred. Working with a large array of objects, such as flowers, insects, people, etc., can produce some impressive results.

Try different color effects

Color adjustment can be achieved by changing camera Settings or post editing. After you've taken a realistic photo in regular colors, you can also adjust the color Settings to create a dreamy or surreal effect. Using grayscale, for example, makes it look elegant and natural.

7. Learn how to use the camera again and again

Are you tired of reading the camera manual? Knowing more about your equipment is an important part of taking good pictures. This is important because the less you know about the camera, the more limitations you'll have and the less you'll be able to use it to its full potential. So you should always try out different features and Settings on your camera.

1st Aug 2020

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