Learn Self-taught Photography: Tips for Shooting Techniques for Beginner Photographers

  1. Portrait closer to Point Of Interest (POI, main focus in photo)
    Every time you see an object, move closer (you can also use zoom) so that the frame or photo looks filled with the object you want to focus on, don’t leave a lot of blank space in your frame or photo because it will look unattractive to others and the object does not look detailed, consider the two photos below, which do you think are more interesting to see?
    The second photo is more beautiful and interesting to see isn’t it ?

  2. Shoot quickly to capture moments
    Don’t get too long in setting up the camera because you can lose a good moment on your object, do the shooting as soon as possible and as quickly as possible.
    You don’t need to worry about taking too many pictures because the bad images can later be deleted.
    The important thing is first to take a picture, then each photo that has been taken will be studied later.

  3. Be careful when composing objects in photos
    If you want to commercialize your photos, do everything in your photos so that the composition of the object looks balanced and beautiful because people respond more to photos that have all the elements in balance.
    Try to direct the eye towards the object that is focused on using a line or pattern.

  4. Selective in displaying elements in photos
    Select and keep away the elements that can interfere and divert people’s attention to the main object as the focus of the photo or Point of Interest.
    The easiest way to do this is to do the composition through your camera’s viewfinder, slide the position where you are going to take photos to avoid elements that can interfere with the main object in the viewfinder such as electric cables, tree branches visible from the side, your fingers or rope Your camera is visible through the viewfinder.
    Another way to select elements in photos is to do editing photos using certain software to eliminate the elements that interfere with the beauty of your photos.

  5. Focus on the object
    Do the shooting exercise using different Aperture and check the results of the photos to learn how the Depth-of-Field (DoF, depth of focus of the photo) affects the results of your shots.
    You will find that the smaller or narrower Depth-of-Field (f-stop is smaller, for example f2.8) produces photos that focus all on your object and the background will look blurry, this photo technique is suitable for photographing children You, your favorite animal, model photos, etc.
    Whereas for larger Depth-of-Fields (larger f-stops, eg f22) will produce photos focusing on all areas visible in the viewfinder, this technique is suitable for photographing landscapes.

  6. Experimenting with Shutter Speed
    One of the most basic and fun aspects in the world of photography is that you have the ability to slow down a period of time or capture a split second object.
    Use a slow Shutter Speed ​​technique and track to make beautiful photos from the river or a fast Shutter Speed ​​technique (1/500 up) to capture moving objects.

  7. Pay attention to the direction of the light source
    Note the position of the sun to see what type of light you are using.
    If you want to produce a silhouette photo, do a photo shoot with the position of the sun behind the object.
    Conversely, if you want the light to focus on the object, then do a photo shoot with the sun in front or beside the object.
    In addition to light from the sun, light can be made using lights and the use of these lights is more flexible in determining the direction of the arrival of light so that it can produce better photos.
    Look at the situation outside the house and decide whether you want to have a sky background in the photo or not.
    If it’s cloudy, avoid as much as possible the sky isn’t caught by your camera and avoid becoming the background of your photo.
    When it’s sunny, take a photo by placing the sky as one of the elements in your photo.
    If your camera allows for the use of filters, use a Polarizer filter.
    This will help you make the sky more blue, rich in contrasting colors and other effects.
    Each camera has several shooting modes, don’t just fix it to use the automatic “AUTO” or “Program” Mode because it will produce photos that sometimes don’t match what you want.
    Use a semi-automatic mode (such as Aperture Priority; Av, Shutter Speed ​​Priority; Tv, etc.) so you can control certain settings to get more beautiful and appropriate photos.

  8. Dare to take pictures
    Do not let yourself feel afraid of the risk of photographing any object because it will turn off your creativity in taking pictures to get amazing photos.
    If you want to take pictures of moments or objects that you do not want to miss in the rain or you are on a boat, dare to take pictures with a camera protected by a waterproof plastic bag (waterproof bag), don’t be afraid your camera will get wet or you will lose an amazing moment.


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