How to take the perfect photograph

DIY Photography

If you have recently taken up photography you might find that it is actually difficult to get that perfect shot. It is unfortunately not as simple as point and click and there are a few things that we need to look at perfecting before submitting that photo for judging. Various factors like lighting and color play a big part and in this article we will cover what exactly needs to be done to use your full potential as an aspiring photographer to add the perfect photo to your portfolio.

How to take the perfect photograph

Go for sharper images

Unless you are looking for a blurry effect it is better to keep your camera focus sharp. This will give you a crisper and sharper image which is absolutely necessary. The blurry is mostly used if photographers are looking for a blurry effect in a picture. For examples of blurry pictures click here.

Select the right viewpoint

The biggest impact can be made by selecting the right viewpoint. You can make a subject come to life by shooting it from a different angle. Everything looks different from different angles. This is where you need to take time to plan your photo and make sure that you get the picture that you are looking for even if it means you need to stand, kneel or lie in a compromising position to get that perfect shot.

Lighting is everything

You need to have the perfect lighting. If you aren’t taking the photos in a studio or indoors make sure you take the photo at the right time of the day. Overhead sunlight creates harsh shadows. Cloudy days are pretty good when it comes to taking portraits and any scenic photos come out great early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

Cropping correctly

This once again covers planning for the perfect shot. Make sure you take a look at the picture you have in the frame before you take the photo. What do you have in the corners of your viewfinder? Decide if you need all that background. Cropping can really center the attention on the subject that you have photographed.

The horizon should be straight

As it naturally is the horizon in your picture should be straight. It looks really off balance if you take a slanted picture of the horizon. It can really spoil an awesome sunrise. Click here to take a look at examples of great horizon photographs.

Experiment!

This is quite important to find the right photography style that suits you as an aspiring photographer. Follow the example of Dove Medical Press and experiment. This is a website that covers medical research and discovery. Turn your photography into your experiment and research. Play with lighting, find different subjects and take your time to learn what your camera can do and what looks good to you. Share your photos with your friends on social media and ask for honest opinions. This will give you ideas on what you should capture next.

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