In many ways you can learn photography, here i am sharing my own experience during my beginning days. “Photography is a love affair with life.” Learning theory is useful but learn most by practising.
If you are interested in photography, if you want to learn techniques about photography or you bought a new camera, your home is the best place to experiment lot of things, you don’t need to travel a world to get a great pictures.
You don’t want to be a master of techniques, all you need is to understand the concept of photography and shoot what you love and shoot it by your heart.
Roam around your home you will find a lot of opportunity to shoot ,If you are an amateur photographer shooting at home is the great way to learn a lot without any hassle, once you go to outdoor shoot you will get an idea to explore without any experiments.
Your Kid is Your Model
Your kids are your great model , but don’t compel them to make a pose, visualize what kind of photo you want, give some props to them to engage them, plan the theme, then click the pictures, making them to stand and do not take trial and error or random clicking will produce rare good result.
Play With Light
Window light is the common inexpensive light, we get in our house, and you will get similar effect with huge price tagged soft box.
Place the subject and observe source of light, where the light is falling and position yourself.
Source can be :-
•Natural Light Vs Artificial Light
Intensity can be :-
•Hard Vs Diffuse (Soft) light
Direction can be
•Direction of the light , determine Highlights and shadows
Front, Side, Backlight are few examples of direction, which you can practice, its very vital to understand the relationship of the basic light, which relate to one another.
This needs a practice. Gradually you will get idea when you go for outdoor shooting.
Selecting the Vantage Point and Subject
Every day you are in the same ambience, it may appear similar to you every day, because you see them everyday try looking them differently, choose the unusual view point and move around find the different vantage points. Selecting the appropriate subject is very important in photography.
For an any good photograph you have to check:-
• Focus toward the subject
• Simplify the subject
When you decided to shoot the subject, select the different point of view, different settings in the camera, different everything, will give better result.
Create Zoom Burst and learn shutter speed
•Place your subject on tripod, for slow shutter you need a stabilizer, if you don’t have a tripod, don’t worry create your own at home stack books, or table or desk, where camera can be steady.
•Set the slow shutter, manual mode, from 1/10 to 1/2, and shutter release, during the shutter open for a 1 second, zoom the lens in, manually to the subject in centre, the color will burst outside, several times you can try this at home, it will take a small number of tries, the more you experiment you will be confident in doing outdoor, doing this you will be aware of shutter speed and different effects. You can try zooming out manually also, you will get interesting effects.
Some Tips :-)
•Shoot it by heart ;Shoot what you love and don’t imitate other work, create your style.
•Don’t click whatever you see, think different
•To develop creativity apart from photography engage yourself with another hobby like stamp collecting, cooking, gardening, which will enable you to develop the creativity.
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