Digital photography democratized media. More and more people are taking more photos than ever before, and they're sharing them online with friends and family in record numbers. It's easy to place blame on the camera if your images are not as nice as some others that you see online, but after a few steps, you can improve the quality of your photographs-without having to shell out big bucks for a new camera. Keep these 10 simple tips in mind next time you head out to capture the world around them. And if you have some tips to help you take better photos, please share them in the comments.
1 Get Basic composition down. The heart of the picture is its composition, the status of the individual elements in the frame. Simplest rule to learn and remember the rule of thirds. Basically, you want to break the frame into nine squares of roughly the same size. Try to align your subject is along those lines and intersections and to present the main image is divided into nine fields. This gives you much more dramatic, visually interesting picture than the one where you subject is dead center. Many newer cameras have a rule of thirds grid view, which you can activate when shooting.
2 Adjust the exposure compensation. While
you're shooting in full manual mode, the digital camera is deciding
which determine exposure photo, in English, it seems bright or dark
shot. Generally speaking, the camera looks at the scene and try to determine
the proper exposure under proper lighting 18 percent gray card, which
is why there is a special scene modes for snow-without them, the camera
would try to make white snow gray.If
your photo is too bright or too dark, you can either dip into dozens of
scene modes that are available in modern point-and-shoot camera, or
simply dial in a bit of exposure compensation. Many cameras have a physical button for this, identified by + / - symbol. If your photo is too dark, move the weight up above zero; if too light, move it down a bit.
3 Select the correct. Your camera may have a score shooting modes, from fully automatic operation in a very specific scene modes. If
you're shooting fast action, you can put the camera into Shutter
priority ("S"), and increase the speed at which the photo was taken,
setting it to 1/125 second or faster will help freeze the action. The
bottom light can be used Aperture Priority ("A") mode, to make sure as
much light entering the lens as possible, or if you're shooting
landscapes on a tripod, you can close the lens aperture to increase
depth of field, preserving everything from sharply foreground to the horizon. If you are a D-SLR shooter, you use more modes A and S, with
point-and-shoot cameras often have more specific modes that cater to
activities such as sports, low-light use, or landscape photography.
4 Watch Your white balance. Your camera will try to adjust the white balance automatically, depending on the type of light in which the shooting. Different
kinds of light casts a different-color sunlight is very blue, tungsten
lighting is yellow, and fluorescent green is a little. In
many cases, the camera automatically detects the type of lighting you
are in and set the color in the photos so they look naturally. If
you are shooting under mixed lighting or if the camera is just having a
hard time to work things out, you can set the white balance manually. On
most spot and shoots you have to delve into the shooting menu set, but
many D-SLRs have dedicated white balance button, often labeled "WB". You can edit colors in iPhoto or Picasa later, but you will get
better-looking photos if you get the white balance right in the first
5 Think about lighting. Pay attention to how much light you have and where it is coming when taking your photos. If you're shooting outdoors, be careful not to photograph people, when the sun is at your back. If
you catch a photo in front of the monument or landmark and have the
flexibility to adjust their position, you can use the camera flash to
fill in shadows. You
may have to manually activate the flash, because there is a good chance
that the camera will think it is useless on a clear day.