Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Naish Kite
Professional photographers take great pictures but they also make improvement by
developing photographs themselves. Here's some hints on how you can be more
If you want your photos to look professional, invest in a professional camera. In order to take
the best professional photographs, you should look into buying a dSLR camera. Successful
photographers pay close attention to the type and quality of the equipment they purchase, so
it would behoove you to do the same.
Your image can be considerably better if you get in close proximity to your subject. This
method allows you to minimize backgrounds, so that the focus is on your subject. If you are
shooting a person, getting closer also allows to capture their facial expressions with greater
clarity. Camera image sensors are only so good, so long-range shots sacrifice detail.
Many people believe that when there is a lot of sunshine, you should go outside to take
pictures. Though the truth is that if you that photographs in direct sunlight, you will end up
ruining your images. The sun can cause shadows, squinting, and highlights that do not flatter
the subject. If it is possible, shoot outdoors only in late evening light or the very early
Avoid capturing an overcast sky in your photos. A gray sky is going to make your pictures
look washed-out. Pictures in black and white are better if shot under overcast skies. On a
beautiful day, you can include as much blue sky as you desire.
When it comes to photography, framing is key. Make sure to zoom in on the focus of the
picture, and keep distracting elements out of the picture. This will help keep clutter out of
your pictures, and eliminate any unwanted focal points.
Try your hardest to make sure your models are comfortable, particularly those that you are
not very familiar with. Many people have an instinctive negative reaction to someone taking
their picture. Be sociable and down-to-earth, start a conversation with them, and politely ask
if it's okay for you to photograph them. Turn people onto the idea that photography is a form
of art, rather than a form of predation.
arnes kitesurfTake photographs of souvenirs and mementos gathered during your travels.
You could put the souvenir next to the store you made the purchase. You could even frame it
next to your hotel pool. You will always remember where the souvenirs you bought came
from and you will have great stories to tell when showing them.
Many times the subject looks directly into the camera. You can take more interesting pictures
by asking your subject to focus their attention on a point outside the camera's field of view.
You can also achieve a distinctive look by asking the subject to focus on a person or object
within the frame.
When setting up for a shot, keep in mind that less, often times, is more in photography. Keep
things simple, and avoid unnecessary clutter in your shots. Adopting a simple, minimalistic
style can help you to identify the heart of a shot.
It is important that you understand the ISO function of your camera and what it can do to your
photo. The higher the ISO value, the wider the field of view, which translates into grainy