Learning to be truly creative and how to produce stunning photos is not that difficult! Here is a quick photography tutorial to get you started…
First – Pre-visualize
The first step to getting a more stunning photograph is to know EXACTLY what you want to capture. It’s amazing how many photos we shoot that don’t really have any sort of focused outcome in mind.
Think of it like a road trip in your car…if you just get in and start driving with no particular destination in mind, you will have no idea of what turns to take, what supplies you need and most of all, you won’t know when you’ve arrived!
It’s the same with a photograph. If you don’t pre-visualize the final outcome, you won’t know what settings to use, what filters or lenses are needed, and etc.
Aimlessly driving around may be fun for a while, but it won’t get you anywhere.
It may seem simplistic, but this may be the most important photograph tutorial tip you ever get!
Second – Take a close look at the background
Before depressing the shutter button, always take a second to scan all four corners of the frame (as well as the center) to be sure there are no distracting elements in the photo.
We tend to get so caught up in our subject matter, it is easy to overlook even the most glaring backdrop issues.
Watch for tree branches or other objects that look like antlers sticking out of your subjects head.
Be aware of people in the background. A slight shift of your shooting angle can often eliminate distractions and give you a clean backdrop.
Third – Give your photo a star!
This photograph tutorial technique will help you win those elusive first place ribbons in photo contests!
Make certain that every photo you shoot has only one central focal point that you want the viewer to see. A cluttered, over busy photo is visually confusing to the viewer. Simplify, simplify, simplify.
Then, make sure you fill the frame with your star.
It’s surprising how often we take photos where the subject matter is so small in the frame that we can’t even make out what the subject matter was supposed to be!
I see this a lot when people are trying to get a photograph of their pet. The end result is nothing more than a tiny black blob in the corner of the photo. Get right down at the animal’s level and fill the whole frame with them!
Take a look at these pics and then….Try it, you’ll like it!
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