New Listings Hot Listings Top Rated Editor Pick Add a Listing Update a Listing Get Rated Upgrade a Listing

Learn About Great Nassau County Photographers Tips

Taking a picture is as easy as pushing a button, but taking a beautiful photograph is a work of art. Nassau County Photographers know can take great photos with a simple, point-and-shoot camera or get lousy shots with the most expensive, top-of-the-line camera. It is not the camera that produces wonderful images, it is the photographer. To help you take great photographs, here are some helpful tips.

Be quick when taking your pictures! The longer you take, the higher the chance of the subject moving, running off, or the something else changing to ruin the photo. You don’t want to have a bunch of missed opportunities. You want to make sure you have a camera that doesn’t take forever to take the picture. The quicker you can take photos, the better.

If you want to take good black and white pictures, the most important thing, is to be able to understand the subtlety on how to play with light and shade. A good place to start when learning about light and shade, is a book that is specifically geared at black and white photography. After that, you will just have to practice what you read about.

TIP! Make use of negative space in your composition. Negative space is the area in your photos that does not contain your subject.

Invest in a DSLR camera. The single best thing you can do to improve your photography is to purchase a great camera. A digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera allows you to use lenses specific to the type of photography you are pursuing, and offer the ability to control every setting.

A great photography tip is to stop using flash. A lot of people use flash whenever they take pictures because they don’t know any better. Flash flattens everything out, creating an undesirable and artificial photograph. Instead try to stick to more natural lighting when shooting your subjects.

Don’t be too "flash happy.” While flash has it’s time and place, you don’t need to use it for every situation. In fact, it’s recommended that you do not most of the time anyway. If you must though, try lowering its intensity so that you can get more natural shots.

TIP! Improve your photographs by using a tripod. This is not always necessary for snapshots, but is imperative when using slower shutter speeds.

When it’s time to print your photographs from a digital camera, always choose papers made specifically for photographic images. Plain papers are un-coated and diffuse the ink, while inkjet photo papers have a sturdy base and are coated with ink-absorbing surfaces. Try a matte paper for an elegant, artistic finish.

Know all of the rules of successful photography before you decide to try to break any of those rules. They are all in place to help you avoid making photographic mistakes that you can’t undo. But, once you know and understand the rules, you may find it easier to stray from them and make photographic art.

Keep images balanced. The easiest way to make all your photos look worthy of an art gallery is to keep a careful balance of all the elements in the image. Crop out distracting elements, keep the horizon level, and make sure your subject is properly framed and not in an awkward placement.

TIP! If you want to take high quality portraits, do not rely on your camera’s built in flash. Instead you want to look at investing in a softbox to use for external lighting.

When taking pictures with your camera avoid any unnatural cropping. It looks sloppy or strange when pieces of heads, entire heads, hands or feet are cut off. Remember photos should include the subjects main features.

On your smart phone (as long as it has a camera), keep a special inspiration album within your photos. Every day you may stumble upon some amazing, inspirational idea, moment or place. Snap photos of these locales and moments, and store them in this inspiration album. Next time you are looking to try something new with your photography, look back to your inspiration folder for some great brainstorming ideas!

Manually set the white balance. Most cameras automatically choose a white balance for your photos, but for true control of your image, set this manually. Adjusting the white balance of a camera can take the yellow tint out of subjects lit by incandescent bulbs or even alter the whole mood of the shot.

TIP! Change the direction of your camera’s flash to avoid the appearance of red eye. When a flash goes off directly in line with someone’s eyes, the result can be red eye.

Do not use the flash on a camera unless you are in a darker location. Using a flash outdoors in a location that already has a lot of light will just make your picture come out too bright. Some cameras have an automatic flash setting so that your camera knows when the flash is needed.

Do not underestimate the disposable camera as a way to take wonderful photos. The technology has improved, and you can take shots equal to, and even better than, your durable film camera. Many disposable models also offer a built in zoom feature. New disposables are not the same old junk cameras they were ten years ago.

A common beginner’s mistake is to place one’s thumb on the lens while taking a photograph. This causes a blurry spot to appear in the corner of a photograph. You should make sure your lens is clean and that you are not obstructing it with your thumb before taking a picture.

TIP! Be sure not to place your camera near water. If your camera were to fall into water or get water inside of it, it may not work anymore.

The internet is the best and cheapest way to help you improve your photographic skills. There are a million and one blogs and photography resource sites that can help you take better pictures. You can find step-by-step tutorials and lessons, technical information and a ton of inspiration — all for free.

Try different angles to make your photographs more unique. Anyone can see a scene head-on and take a photo of it. Look down at things from high up, or get down on the ground and look up at them. Try framing shots sideways or on a diagonal to make an interesting composition.

With the ease of cameras today, it is very easy for a novice person to take some great pictures without a lot of knowledge. Having a high quality camera is the first step. Make sure that the camera, lens and equipment are all from a reputable company who makes quality photographic equipment.

TIP! Photography is a great thing to share with your children. Getting the kids involved in photography early with an inexpensive digital camera or an old film camera can become the driving force behind a lifelong love.

An important tip to consider with photography is that you really only should use the automatic mode if you do not care about the quality of your images. This is important because cameras are overall pretty simple to use, and it only takes a few minute to learn how to use the advanced modes properly. This will give you much more control over your image quality.

Read the manual for your camera. It seems obvious, but most people don’t bother. Manuals are often thick and bulky. They usually get shoved in the back of a drawer or just thrown away. Instead of throwing it out, take the time to read it. It can really help you take better pictures and prevent you from making stupid mistakes.

Compose your photograph carefully. Sometimes you might have to actually move things around to get the proper contrast or light you want. If you are taking pictures of objects, turn them to get the proper angle. As you progress, you will learn how to make a scene look natural when you compose it.

TIP! A great photography tip that can help you a lot is to avoid getting lens flare. Lens flare typically occurs when you try shooting in bright light.

Now that you have some helpful tips, you will be able to start taking more great pictures. With this knowledge and some willingness to make some easy adjustments to your shooting techniques and your camera, you can get some pretty amazing shots from any camera that you are using.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • Sphinn
  • Facebook
  • Mixx
  • Google

Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

 NCBD Mailing List

Get new articles, coupons, special offers and updates easily by subscribing to our NCBD Newsletter. Just put in your email address below to start receiving them.

Email Adrress  
Subscribe Unsubscribe

 NCBD Newest Listings

affordable Bails New York Inc.
A bail bond company run by an attorney and a retired NYPD detective.

Category:   Bail Bonds
DUI Attorneys


 NCBD Random Listings

  • Howard L Ginsberg CPA
    Need to find Nassau County Accountants & Accounting Services ? Check out Howard L Ginsberg CPA for everything related to Howard L Ginsberg CPA . For more information, this business can be contacted by calling 5164667462 and are in Great Neck
    Category:   Accountants
  • 1600 Stewart Avenue
    Searching for 1600 Stewart Avenue as your Nassau County Real Estate & Services spot on Long Island? Get in touch with them at (516) 222-0690 .
    Category:   Real Estate
  • Long Island Urological Assoc
    Long Island Urological Assoc is your Nassau County source for all your needs. Take a look at their service located at 4230 Hempstead Tpke # 200inBethpage. They can be reached at 5167962222.
    Category:   Driveways & Blacktops


 New York Lottery Results

Warning: fopen(./cache/rss_b57f703aa1a4666d8a71b863743f6994.cache) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/ncbd200/public_html/lib/rss.class.php on line 81

Warning: fwrite() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home/ncbd200/public_html/lib/rss.class.php on line 82

Warning: fclose() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home/ncbd200/public_html/lib/rss.class.php on line 83

 Directory Statistics

  • Links: 1217
  • Categories: 519
  • Registered Users: 590

 Join Mailing List

Joining our mailing list to receive any update or information from us

 Tell a Friend

Tell a friend about our website
Your Name Your Email
Friend's Name Friend's Email

 Nassau County Weather Updates

Warning: fopen(./cache/rss_1f06be55c94f87d6e795bb757c8edc87.cache) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/ncbd200/public_html/lib/rss.class.php on line 81

Warning: fwrite() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home/ncbd200/public_html/lib/rss.class.php on line 82

Warning: fclose() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home/ncbd200/public_html/lib/rss.class.php on line 83
Conditions for Mineola, NY at 12:51 pm EDT

Current Conditions:
Partly Cloudy, 78 F

Fri - Sunny. High: 80 Low: 64
Sat - Partly Cloudy. High: 86 Low: 67
Sun - Mostly Sunny. High: 89 Low: 69
Mon - Partly Cloudy. High: 91 Low: 70
Tue - Mostly Sunny. High: 91 Low: 70

Full Forecast at Yahoo! Weather

(provided by The Weather Channel)

 Long Island News

Warning: fopen(./cache/rss_20d09ac967b8e47641a73528f6cf3933.cache) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/ncbd200/public_html/lib/rss.class.php on line 81

Warning: fwrite() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home/ncbd200/public_html/lib/rss.class.php on line 82

Warning: fclose() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home/ncbd200/public_html/lib/rss.class.php on line 83
Family petitions to deny convicted killer's parole
Robert Golub has been behind bars since 1989 for the murder of Kelly Anne Tinyes, and the victim's family is looking to make sure he stays in prison by denying him parole. In March of 1989, the case of 13-year-old Kelly Tinyes began as a report of a missing person.
Hall of Fame Islanders coach Al Arbour dies at 82
Hall of Famer and longtime Islanders coach Al Arbour has died at 82. Arbour coached the Islanders for 19 seasons, including the dynasty years when the team won four consecutive Stanley Cups.
1 injured in South Huntington crash
The incident happened on New York Avenue just north of Schwab Road at around 2:30 a.m.
Great Neck man gets 2 years in child porn case
Paul Hyman, a video-game critic, admitted last year to getting pornographic images online.
National Grid reinstates fees for some Sandy-damaged homes
According to Newsday, National Grid has resumed its fee of $700 to disconnect and $700 to reconnect gas lines, depending on how much extra gas line must be added.
12 Weeks of Summer: Erin's Adventures
You voted and News 12's Erin Colton listened! Tune in each day to find out where Erin will be for the 12 Weeks of Summer series.
Court delayed for ex-cop accused of targeting Hispanics
Scott Greene appeared in court, but did not have an attorney and asked the judge for two more weeks to get one.
Viewer drone video of Erin surfing in Long Beach
Viewer Jason Belsky caught video of Erin Colton learning to surf with his drone.

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional   Valid CSS