That’s fantastic! However, with the abundance of information that is available, it is very easy to get confused about where to begin. Read on for some simple tips for a beginner that will let you see a dramatic improvement in your pictures.
You can give your photos an artistic touch resembling pencil sketches, watercolors, or oil paintings, by editing them digitally. There are a variety of photo editing programs out there, but all the cool kids use Photoshop. You can transform your photos into works of art by using features like “filter”.
Keep it simple to get the best photographs. You can usually take a great picture without playing with advanced settings.
Avoid taking pictures under an overcast, cloudy sky if possible. Including too much of a gray sky will make your pictures appear muted and washed-out. However, if you are shooting in black and white, an overcast sky can make a beautiful photo. On a beautiful day, you can include as much blue sky as you desire.
Depth is an important feature to incorporate in your landscape images. Put a person in the foreground to get the sense of scale of the surroundings. A small aperture–no more than f/8 on a digital camera and no more than f/16 on a SLR–can show sharpness in both the background and foreground.
While holding onto the camera, your arms should be closely beside the body. Hands should be beside and under the camera. Doing this minimizes the blurry shaking sometimes seen in photos. By cradling the camera from below, it will help to prevent you from dropping the camera accidentally.
A major part in photography composition would be the framing. Make sure to zoom in on the focus of the picture, and keep distracting elements out of the picture. This prevents clutter in your pictures, and multiple unwanted, unsightly focal points.
You should now have some ideas about new steps you will take to improve your picture taking skills. Return to this advice if you ever feel you need a refresher course. Your photography will improve with practice and your photographs will begin to become works of art.