Nature and Landscape Photography
Slow Shutter Photography
The true art of photography lies in the technique. It is very important for every aspiring photographer to know the fundamental basics of photography.
Photograph what you love and what suits your interest. If you love nature, concentrate with the beauty of the world. If you love people and pets, focus on them more. In this way, your interest will be kept and your motivation will be continuous. Your interest and love for a particular subject will help you overcome some learning obstacle. With tons of resources found everywhere; from special discounted books to hobbyists’ sites, you won’t have a problem learning and honing your craft.
For a balanced photo, learn to use the “Rule of Thirds”. In this technique, a photo is divided into thirds. Dividing the image into 9 equal rectangles and placing the subject on one of the four grids. This technique creates a natural look.
Rule of Thirds
It is best not to use your camera’s built-in-flash as a primary source of light. This usually creates an unflattering look and may likely create harsh shadows. Make use of the natural light by considering the time of the day, the direction of the camera and the weather before taking the shot.
The photo must have a strong composition. This is done by making use of the lines of the scene. Converging lines create depth and can draw the viewer in.
Utilize leading lines
Fill the frame and do not leave too much empty space. Do not zoom out too much making the subject appear too small. This will confuse the viewer and will de-emphasize the subject of your photo. Learn to experiment and learn different angles. Always do your best to discover new perspectives.
Change your perspective
Take photographs that properly expose your subject.
Use the proper exposure compensation. Be sensitive and know if the photo is too bright or too dark. Strike the right balance.
It is very important to hold the camera well to avoid camera shake and blur. Use both hands in holding the camera and use a tripod or monopod whenever possible.
Use the simple approach for the eye to be easily drawn to the focal point of the image.
Create interesting effects by playing with the shutter speed. Just be creative and have fun.