Tips on Digital Photography

Posted by Florence on February 28, 2018 in Photography

If you’ve just invested in a DSLR camera or a phone with a great camera or any digital camera, you might be wondering if there’s a way to make the quality of your pics even better. There might not be a single button that could make all your pics better, but there are a few basic tips that would help you capture better photos. Think of this is sort of an intro to digital photography.

The rule of thirds:
This is one of the first things people tell you when you ask them about digital photography. Here’s the idea, you first look at the object you want to focus on and draw two horizontal and two vertical lines, essentially creating a grid of nine squares, three each on the top, middle and bottom. And then place that object close to any of the four intersections, and this automatically gives your photo a better and stylish aesthetic.

Whenever you’re clicking a picture, make sure your hands are as steady as possible. Any movement while pressing the shutter could cause the image to be blurry. This reduces the sharpness of the image and loses most of the details.

Depending on the camera that you have, zooming could be either an amazing feature or completely useless. Inexpensive cameras gave the tendency to lose most details of the image when zoomed in too much. The picture you get will be blurry and the sharpness is lost. Make sure you find the right balance between image quality and closeness.

Shutter speed:
When trying to capture pics of moving objects, shutter speed plays a major role in the quality of pics. Although there isn’t a standard speed for all the scenarios, I suggest experimenting with different shutter speeds to figure out what you like the best.

Try changing the perspective, or the point of view, of your image. This will sometimes result in two images looking completely different from each other and might give it a unique style.

Do not hesitate to use the photo editing tools, such as Photoshop, available online to improve the quality of your pics. Not only that, but you can create a variety of unique images. You can even merge two or more images and create something amazing. There are plenty of tutorials available online, so feel free to experiment.

These are some of the tips on how to capture better photographs. You will naturally learn new techniques as you keep practicing. You can read up more about tips and tricks online.