Although most people think that taking a picture is just as simple as pointing and shooting, there really is an art form to it. Typically, your photos never look quite as good as you imagined they would. However, once you learn the proper techniques, it really is simple to take great pictures.
Don’t take pictures that feature a gray, overcast sky if you can help it. When photographing outdoors, remember that overcast skies can make your photos look muted. A black and white photo might work best if you have to shoot an overcast sky. Include a blue and beautiful sky if you want to. but make adjustments for available light.
Always choose your best photos to show. It is always beneficial to take multiple shots with various settings, but you do not have to show them all off, only the best ones should be shown. Resist the urge to show people every photo, especially multiple shots of the same person or subject. It can be very boring if people are looking at the same sort of image again and again. Mix up your repertoire to keep your viewers engaged.
Keep a “photo diary” while taking pictures. As your collection grows, it will become more and more difficult to remember the details, such as where and when you took a particular shot. Bring a notebook with you and write down a description of every photograph you take with the corresponding number.
Find the proper combination between ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. It is those three elements which make up the exposure of the shot. You want to avoid either overexposing or underexposing a picture except in some special cases. Experiment with these features to find out how they interact with each other and what kind of combination you like to use.
Do your best to make your models feel at ease, especially if you do not know them. You may unknowingly intimidate your subject, potentially affecting the outcome of your photographs. If you approach potential subjects as friends and confidantes, they will be far more likely to cooperate. You need to make your subjects see photography as art as opposed to a violation of their privacy.
At times you might have found that your pictures were not quite what you wanted them to be. Using the following advice, you can make that disappointment a thing of the past. With a fresh approach you should be able to impress your family and friends, with beautiful memories for years to come.