How to Fine Tune Your Amateur Photography

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How to Fine Tune Your Amateur Photography

You may love to take pictures but may not be sure, what is the difference between an SLR and a DSLR camera. In that case the amateur photographer in you needs to fine tune your pictures. Read on to get some very useful tips to improve your photography skill.

Hold the camera properly

You need to hold the camera close to you rather than stretch your arms forward, with camera away from your face. Holding the camera close to your face will help you to be more stable and improve the picture’s sharpness.

Use flash even in the daytime

It may sound strange but it actually works, especially if you are taking a photograph against a very bright light. This is due to the fact that the flash balances out any unexpected natural light which may come from the worst possible directions.

Try-out different camera angles

Move around to experiment with different angels to make sure which angle or position could result in the best possible shot. This will also teach you about the various strengths, weaknesses and usability of different positions. Also, it may give you a position that may be unique to your style and help you give your best work.

Use timer

Since an amateur is just starting out and not fully trained, there are undesired and uncontrolled movements of the hand while pressing the button of the camera. Using a timer thus, eliminates this possibility and saves you from any blurry images. But don’t use it all the way, too much, practice to steady your hands too.

Learn to edit your photos

This will ensure you learn loads of useful stuff on light, contrast, colors etc. It will enhance the quality of your work. Don’t take it as cheating. It is not considered one. All the professional photographers also use the editing tools to produce some breathtaking results.  There are many free and paid online photo editing tools you can take benefit of.

Avoid zoom

Zoom though is a great feature in any camera (professional cameras especially), but reduces the quality of the pictures taken by you. To avoid this, try to avoid using zoom in your camera; and better move a little closer for a good quality close up.

Use a card reader

A memory card reader has the advantage that it saves you a lot of your precious time in transferring the pictures to your computer. It gives a good speed as compared to the frustrating snail-paced offered by USB cable.

Don’t delete pictures

A photo may seem bad on the small resolution screen of of your digital camera but it can actually be much better than you thought when you look at it on the normal resolution screen of your PC. You need to have some patience to wait for it. And even though it may be really bad, still observe it well, on normal resolution, to learn from your mistake.

Keep on shooting

We can’t stress enough on the importance of practicing. The more you shoot, the more you will learn from your mistakes and improve your photographs. it will gain you the confidence and even some great pictures along the way. It will also not cost you much since, now almost everyone uses the digital cameras, hence very cost effective.

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