If you are looking for quality tips regarding digital photography, you will definitely find that professional photographers as well as videographers will offer you a lesson about advanced photography. This will require you to pay for a certain cost. Luckily, this article will give you three professional tips on how to achieve picturesque shots, absolutely for free. Along with your photography equipment, you should also prepare your creativity and “out of the box” concepts to yield unique and astonishing shots. With the technological advancement of photography today, added by the powerful editing features of photo shops, somehow you can produce what your imagination wants. But, what matters most is the self-fulfillment you will get in every tick of your shutter.
Tip #1: Steer Clear of “Contrasty” Situations – Digital photography, as well as film experienced a problem when the contrast is pretty extreme- when the shadows and highlights are too contrasty. As a result, both of their full details will not show in your digital camera even you have dslr rig. When the photographer or videographer tries to set the exposure on average, the outcome will yield a darker or blacker area while the highlights are being washed out. In digital photography, a slight difference in contrast will result to absolute loss in details especially in highlights. Even your dlsr is equipped with matte box to control the light and glares, if the situation itself shows too much contrast; it will be surely reflected in the photo/video. Professionals highly suggest that you should avoid contrasty situations as much as possible. Even the photographer uses a dlsr camera slider or the videographer and his steadicam, the situation/setting remains as it is.
Tip #2: Flash Output Problem – One of the problems with digital cameras is that they usually emit strong flash outputs. This will ruin the richness of color in your subject. The first solution to fix this problem is to program your flash settings to negative one or two. If you find that the lowest setting still produces considerable amount of flash, try to partly place your index finger over the flash head when taking pictures. This trick will also be beneficial if you want to produce a warmer more subdued and softer light.
Tip #3: Adjust Camera Settings – The settings in your digital camera can be easily adjusted. All you need to do is familiarize yourself to these settings in order to know what options and adjustments can be made based from the over-all situation. Professionals usually advise amateur photographers to remember their preferred camera settings, so when the moment arrives that they need to click that shutter immediately, their fingers will automatically adjust the settings. It’s more of a reminder actually.
These tips can enhance the skills of amateur photographers and videographers to prepare them in harder photo/video capturing tasks. In the future, you might be the one who is controlling that flycam!