The journey of starting in the world of photography is filled with amazing discoveries and creativity. But sometimes it can be confusing hearing so much advice from friends and other people. It may even become hectic. You can save yourself from headaches if you just focus on basics first and then improve later.
There is a composition in every photograph you see like lines, shapes, objects, animals, or people. Observe the elements which compose your picture. Try to make all the elements into one and compose it into new photography, just like a painting. You can also place objects according to the scene. Paying attention to these elements can contribute a lot to improving your photography.
Choose a subject for every photograph.
Choosing a subject means deciding what your photo is all about. Choosing a subject can give you a whole different perspective on your photograph. Your image won’t work if you don’t know the subject. The subject is the one that your viewer will notice or see in the first look. The subject may be large or small, like a small honeybee or a large river. Choose it consciously, it doesn’t matter what it is.
Rule of thirds
This rule is used to place your subject in the right place. It is a very important rule used to compose all the photographs. The image is taken as divided into nine equal squares with the equally-spaced lines. The intersection of the lines gives 4 points which can be regarded as the strongest focal point of your photograph. The secondary points are made up of lines that make squares. Place the subject along with one of the lines or intersection points.
Foreground and background
The photograph is a 2D painting of 3D objects. The camera flattens the object or scene. This makes it important to pay attention to the foreground and background of an image. Background can be anything on the subject, like a tree behind a person. The foreground is the things in front of the subject. The foreground should be chosen wisely. For example, an ugly tire doesn’t suit the foreground of a beautiful lake.
Lighting and focus
Aperture, f-shot, and depth of field can be studied to adjust the focus of the image. Focus can break or make the image, so it’s important to focus properly. Lighting is also an important factor in determining the quality of the photograph. The subject should be perfectly visible. You should be able to adjust the light according to your need. Avoid very bright light in the background of your subject, and don’t shoot at high noon. Evenings and mornings offer perfect lighting.
These were some of the suggestions for newbies while deciding to start photography business. Following these tips can help your photography business a smooth and fun path.