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Use these photography tips to capture better pictures

Five Photography Tips that can take your photography to next level

Photography is not as complicated as it seems. In fact there are many photography tips which you can learn and apply.

These 5 Photography Tips can improve your image quality and turn your image from “good” to “AWESOME!”

Using Backlight to enhance the texture

Whenever Light is very directional, so use Backlight to highlight amazing saturated colours, and outline shapes with rim light. Backlight also enhanced the texture and shape.

Photography Tip # 1 (Backlight)

Backlight can show the texture and details of flowers
Backlight can show the texture and details of flowers

Use Different Metering Modes

To take the most advantage of this directional light, you need to know about the camera’s built in light meter, as well as the different modes that direct it. As a rule of thumb, Spot Metering or Centre Weighted metering works better in bright, directional light. Most of digital cameras are equipped with these metering modes.

Photography Tip # 2 (Different Metering Modes)

Spot Metering on the leaf
Spot Metering on the leaf

Stabilize your Camera

Always Stabilize your camera to shoot with higher f-Stop to maintain a deep Depth-Of-Field. Using a Monopod or Tripod will stabilize your camera for sharper images and wider Depths-Of-Field or using Slower Shutter Speed.

Photography Tip # 3 (Stabilizing Camera)

Stabilize your camera by using a Tripod, Monopod, or
Stabilize your camera by using a Tripod, Monopod, or

Camera Orientation

These 2 images are shot at the same time and settings, the only change is the Camera Orientation. Take your time and examine both orientations to find which one works better for you. A more balanced image is more eye pleasing.

Photography Tip # 4 (Camera Orientation)

Composition Rules
Just by changing the camera orientation you can create two completely different photos. In this photo I used Landscape mode.

Photography Tip # 4 (Camera Orientation)

Composition Rules
same scene and this time I used camera in portrait orientation.

Angle Of View

You can change the perspective of your photos by changing the angle of your camera. Angle Of View (AOV) is the most artistic and impactful part of visual arts. Always try different AOVs.

Photography Tip # 5 (Angle Of View)

Lower Angle Of View
Lower Angle Of View

Photography Tip # 5 (Angle Of View)

Higher Angle Of View. Notice how photo gets flat and no dimension!
Higher Angle Of View. Notice how photo gets flat and no dimension!

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Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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