Basic Fundamental Skills in Digital Photography

Upon getting your own digital camera, obtaining stunning photographs is limitless. As a beginner, you might stumble to some boundaries, because you are still stuck and have not gotten far with your skills. Here we will discuss some of the basic fundamentals to get you up and running with digital photography.

Composing pictures in an angle: Composition is one of the basic things that you need to improve in photography. Try taking images in respect with the horizon. Keeping your horizon straight and not slanted will help improve the pictures. But always remember that photography is an art, the only way you can show your artistic side in your works is by taking a number of shots and experiment with what can work for you.

Using a tripod: Contrary to many people believing that tripods is only meant for seasoned photographers. A tripod can improve your picture quality. Adding stability to your shots, and increasing your chance to shoot specially in a low light situation.

Distractions in the subject: Keeping in mind the focus of the viewer. You must always be cautious on the many things that will be included in your frame. Don’t ruin your subject with a messy or a destructive background. Try eliminating unwanted objects in your frame. Always focus on your subject. Move closer to the subject if you think you can not remove unwanted distractions in the frame. Also an option is to blur out the background so that the subject will pop-out of your image.

Portrait photography: One basic rule is not to put the subject dead center, this is quite confusing at first, but once you get used to taking portraits, you will know this by heart. Always move a little bit closer for portraits. Take a few shots of your subject and experiment with different pose. Take a close up or move a little bit further, framing the face with half of the body. To make it more interesting, include some items with the portrait, it can either another person, a pet, a flower, or a scarf.

Shoot in the highest possible resolution your camera can take. This will give you a good flexibility in working with your image later during editing. And this will also give the highest possible sharpness. Be wary of lighting and exposure during shoots. When indoors, make sure that the light is sufficient for your subject to stand out, and when outdoors, stay away from brightly lit sunlight. Register to different photo sharing websites, and share your photo with your friends and relatives. And most importantly, enjoy!