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Beginner Photographer Trouble & Query

by pravash ranjan behera
pravash ranjan behera
April 28, 2014
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As a beginner in photography, the first thing you should realize is that creating attractive and beautiful photos needs proper attention to details. Though the right equipment can make a big difference, the key factor that makes your photos appealing is capturing the essence of the object you are focusing at. Many beginners are discouraged after taking a few shots because they are not content with the outcome. Beginners are often faced with numerous queries right from the selection of the object to the focusing angle and flash use. Here are some common queries that newcomers have and tips on how to solve them.

How do I get the picture in full detail?

Most of the time beginners try to include too many things in the frame. When you want to capture a subject, you need to move closer to the subject before taking your shot. This will give the picture more precision and your photo will be better understood and appreciated. Instead of covering the overall view, make sure you get the details clearly related to the subject.

How do I get sharp and well-focused night-time images?

Taking night photography is a challenging task. You will have to work with restricted light exposure. This low light feature results in slow shutter speeds, which is difficult to shoot with in a hand held camera. Using a tripod stand and securing your digital camera to it will give you sharp images. Ensure the tripod is not disturbed while taking shots as it can blur the images.

How do I get picture with right horizon levelling?

While some individuals are gifted with steady hands that automatically give a levelled picture, many find it difficult to avoid the shaky horizons. To get a well levelled image, you need to follow the tips mentioned below.

• Use an indicator level that identifies whether the camera is on even position.

• A spirit level in the hot shoe of the camera, or if you have a tripod, the bubble level will help to maintain an even horizon.

• Most of the present day digital cameras come with a built-in digital level that can be seen on the LCD screen or the viewfinder.

How do I avoid blurred shots?

While recording with low sensitivity and small aperture for getting the finer details, you need to use shutter speeds that are very low. This can cause blurred images due to accidental tiny movements in the camera. Using a tripod which is fully anchored will prevent blurring. Hanging your camera bag on the tripod can also increase the pressure on it and make it more stable. Using the mirror lock-up function and making the shutter work with remote control are better ways to avoid blurred images.

When it comes to taking beautiful and lifelike photographs, you need to avoid distracting details. A plain background, neutral hues, and simplistic subject work excellently most of the time. Make sure the focal point is on the subject and not on the background details or color differentials.

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