Diving for internet I have found ten tips to improve your photos capture. These focus on the selection, camera rotation, framing, lighting and flash exposure and closing speed, apertures and neutral density filters.
The tips are of Geoff Lawrence, a professional photographer for many years he has mounted his website http://www.geofflawrence.com/ in offering advice to people who want to improve their photography. and each board is a wider section which can be accessed from the menu on the web, apart from others like composition, close-ups or editing. In short, a great site where you can find tips for beginners or for those looking to improve.
Well, I rolled. The tips:
Choose only the best pictures to show others and leave the others in the drawer. Show all photos made dilutes the effect of the best pictures and very boring. You may want to show twenty pictures of little Johnny in the park because they are all pretty good and you can not decide which are the best but, trust me, it will improve the decision making and showing only the good. – Go to Selection.
Turn the Camera
At first it seems hard to put the camera side, but worth getting used to. If the shape of the object, person or building, fits into a vertical rectangle, too much space is wasted on the picture if it is a flat landscape. You have paid for all those millions of pixels, not wasted. – Go to Trim.
One of the easiest ways to improve your photography is careful attention to framing. Look at the corners of the screen to see what is. Do you need all this background? Can you closer to your subject or zoom? – Go to Trim.
The Direction of Illumination
Photography is about light, the direction of the light on the object is the most important, the object should look carefully and see how the shadows fall.
If you can choose the time of day to shoot their photos, try when the sun is low, or in the early morning or late afternoon. Taking pictures of people with the sun too high, it may mean that the subject’s eyes to give them shade and / or squint with strong light, which together with the above makes it sound horrible. A nice side effect of using the light of dawn or dusk is that the color of the light is warmer, red and yellow are stronger which gives a more pleasing effect.
If you are photographing in sunlight, try to position yourself so that the sun of the subject from the side, this will give you a nice “pose” and help create a 3D effect to the photo.
Sunlight behind the subject can give a very nice effect of darkness but be careful not to have lens flare, which can degrade the image contrast. – Go to Sunlight.
The Direction of Illumination
The worst type of lighting is the small flashes built into modern cameras. It not only gives your subjects the dreaded red eye, but also puts all faces as points formless and shadow. Use only in an emergency, when there is no other option.
The Internal Flash
When you must use the internal flash, keep your subject away from walls, especially light-colored, and if possible, avoid that ugly shadow that appears as contour. Which does not appear on a dark background.
Use auto exposure to their own benefit.
If you have a modern camera, usually the system default is centered approach, which means that while a reading of the scene, pay more attention to what is in the middle of the frame. What is good for us.
The other good thing is that it takes this reading when “first pressed” the button to take the picture. When you push it in half and it beeps, not only the target is set (in a auto focus camera) but reading is taken and the opening and closing speed are set. So, if your main point of interest is not in the center of the frame, it is good to put it there temporarily while you focus and take a reading light, then move the camera while holding the button halfway and compose the picture the way you want.
A common use of this technique is when taking a close up of two people and no space between their heads, if not careful the camera will focus on the wall or behind trees. If the background is very dark or light the exhibition will be altered and display faces too dark or too light. – Go to Exhibition.
The closing speed is important when objects are moving, it is good to set the camera to “Prioritization of closing speed.” This is where you select the closing speed and the camera selects the appropriate aperture for light reading. – Go to closing speeds and apertures.
If the depth of field is important to either make sure that everything is in focus or take away the focus, select the “Aperture Priority” of your camera. In this mode you select the aperture and the camera selects the closing speed depending on the available light. – Go to closing speeds and apertures.
Neutral Density Filters
If you are shooting pictures in bright light and wants to restrict the depth of field, use a neutral density filter in front of the lens to reduce the light entering it. They are available in different densities, 2x, 4x, 8x etc. Each light cut by half, quarter, eighth for etc. In extreme circumstances can put a couple of them together. Although neutral density filters and should not create any effect on color balance, if you use two or more together may need to correct the color when printing. – Go to closing speeds and apertures.