Many new digital cameras can make up for the human error in different ways. However, the art of creating a good shot requires some firsthand knowledge. Below we will show you some of the top tips used by professional photographers, which will help you get not only a great shot but an excellent one. There is no need to worry if you cannot remember all of them all the time, as this increase in knowledge will indirectly build on your photography skills and will allow you to take your art or passion even further. However, if you don’t consider yourself among professionals, you should read our other article – Photography Tips for Beginners.[irp]
1-If you are shooting digital, don’t ever compromise on quality. By this, we mean capture all the pixels that you can, as the number of pixels per square inch is the main thing which gives your images quality.
2-You should decide what your subject of the photograph is, and you should focus your efforts on making it the best possible photo of the subject. Your subject can be a place, person or even a mood. You should also make sure to keep out anything from the photograph which would distract the attention from the subject.
3-You should try to fill your frame or zoom into your subject, and you should never be afraid of getting too close to sometimes this is the way to make an impact. In some instances, it can be beneficial to partially cut out your subject which will lead to the photograph becoming more dynamic. The Flower mode or the Macro mode can be used to focus on smaller objects.
4-One of the key rules of composition is a concept which was derived from the Greeks, known as Rule of Thirds. The concept is simple, as all you have to do is imagine a tic-tac-toe grid across the screen of your camera, and you should place your subject at either 1 of the 4 intersecting lines. This, however, doesn’t mean that your subject can never be in the center of your frame.
5-All photographers should be aware of the filter known as the polarizer. This filter aids photographers in outdoor shooting as it reduces the glare from the sunlight and gives more saturated and rich colors, especially when shooting landscape with open skies. The polarizer works with both point and shoot cameras and single lens reflex cameras.
6-Generally, all cameras focus on whatever lies in the middle of your frame. As we have learned above it is hardly the best place for your subject to be placed as it may be out of focus. To counter this problem, it is advised to press your shutter button half way, which will cause your frame to focus and lock it. You can then slightly adjust your frame and click the shot for a perfect focus and sharp image.
7-If your image is taking up too much exposure, you can always cut it down to your preferred level. This can be done by removing your camera from the automatic or P mode, and you can try other various exposure methods.