While everyone has a well equipped digital camera in their smartphone along with handy apps to capture every fleeting moment, for those who wish to explore photography techniques to the next level, they might want to invest in a DSLR. When you take on a professional digital camera, there are certain tips you need to remember and focus on to make your images better and add a unique style to your clicked images.
If you are taking portrait shots, focusing on the eyes is the main aspect. By having direct eye contact with your viewer, you will be able to bring any photo to life. Position the camera at the eye level of the subject; this will help to highlight any expression or smile as they begin or center on the eyes. It is important to get down to eye level to capture this vantage point.
The other tip that any professional photographer will give you is a depth of field. This will help add on more focus to your photo. If you wish to center on a certain subject, you need to use a shallow depth of field which makes the subject stand out from the surrounding background. When you engage in landscape photography, you need to use a small aperture and wide angle lenses to capture the panoramic view as well as maintain sharpness at the same time.
Lighting is the crux of any well-taken images or pics. Hence, you need to ensure that the lighting conditions are right at the time of clicking images. If you are shooting outdoors, ensure that the natural light falls indirectly on your subject that captures images the best. When there is direct sunlight there are shadows and overexposure that can ruin the images. If you are shooting indoors ensure that the lighting from the windows is adequate or you might want to use indoor lighting as well.
The rule of thirds is the other point to remember if you wish to take photographs that are well balanced. For instance, if you are about to capture a subject, then divide the entire scene into three horizontal and vertical lines to form an imaginary grid. Position your subject in the center of such a grid. This will help ensure that your photographs come well balanced and your subject is well positioned.