At times, photography is a means of expression. That’s why as an art, there is no ugly and wonderful shots because beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, many photographers solicit the comments of others in order to judge their masterpiece that’s why it is only natural to have the desire of wanting to gain the favor of the majority. In order for this to happen, getting great shots is inevitable. Here are some tips you might want to take into account in order to get truly wonderful shots that will amazed everyone.
First, you should level yourself at the same level of your subject. It is very important to be at eye-level when taking the picture in order to capture the most pleasant shot of the subject. For example, if the subject is a baby or a dog, you may have to sit or even lie down on the floor to be at their level in order to capture the focus of their eyes and take amazing photos. Other angles could be good but an angle that focuses the subject’s eyes works best.
Second, you should fill the entire frame with your subject that’s why try to be as close as you can to the subject. If not possible, then at least zoom in as much as you can. The closer you get, the better the photo will become. Focusing the entire frame to the subject will avoid potential background distractions. If a backdrop is not avoided, then you should use something as plain as possible in order to avoid variance between the subject and the backdrop. You should choose simple background or plain colors that will contrast with your subject. Your subject should also be centered in the frame. However, there are also times that people do not find centered subjects as good and creative shots. Try shifting the subject to the side or to a corner of the frame to see how impressive the results can be.
Third, you should be aware of the right usage of camera flash and the light at your surroundings. Some people would think that a camera flash is not needed during daytime at the sun is high up and bright. However, that us a big mistake because at times like this is the most crucial time that a camera flash is needed since this is when most shadows occur. So make sure you use the flash to make the tones more even and that you are close enough for the flash to work efficiently. On one hand, if your surroundings has no shadows obscuring your subject and you have a good amount of light, not too much and not too little, then the use of a camera flash might not be necessary.
And lastly, if you want to take close-up photos, you might want to consider using a tripod since it helps the camera become as steady as it could be. If you want to take many different shots and use the ones that work and delete whatever you don’t want, as if experimenting, using a digital camera is ideal for such need.