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7 steps for taking better photos-beginner's guideHello and welcome to my little guide on how to make better photos*.
*Photos that are technically correct; with little grain, right exposure, right composition, etc.
So, some of you have probably gotten a new camera during the holidays and it's so shiny and look at all the details, is that a pore on my face, and everything is great, but what are all these numbers and letters on my screen, let's just use auto mode. And then it all begins. The depression. The photos lack something... That sparkle of life, you know. You ask why? Is this the way of god trying to tell me that I have no talents and that I wasted my money?
You just need a bit of guidance, that's all. Here are some tips for beginners and those who might need it.
It's safe now to turn off auto mode.
What are you saying?! These are too complicated to understand, why should I?
You remember that thing that lacks? That thing is - you, your touch. All the numbers seem hard, but
Tips for the creative photographer #2Iīm by no means saying I am any expert, but I hope some of this might prove beneficial.
Screw the rules
It is very good to know and be aware of composition, correct exposure, to compensate or not to, but it does sometimes mess with your own creative approach.
The camera and lens is plastic, metal and glass and just tools for you to use, they should be treated as such.
A good thing is to get that perfectly exposed and composed shot out of the way and then just flip to a new page.
Try for instance to take a picture of something with the sun behind it and completely blow the whites out leaving the subject correctly exposed without the use of a flash, it might just be the shot you choose instead of the "correct" one.
Absolutely no harm in using other tools than just the camera and a tripod, people have gotten cover shots of eagles diving in the water for food the photographer has brought and thrown there as bait.
Spray some water on a flower on a sunny day, who ha
A few simple photography tipsThought Id share a few simple yet effective photography tips for the creative photographer.
Macro done easy
Set your lens to its closest focusing range and move physically towards the subject until it is sharp.
If you are using longer lenses it really helps to lay down and hold the camera and lens almost like you are shooting a gun, and remember your breathing when shooting.
This is also a great technique for bokeh shots, with a 50 mm at its closest focusing range and background further away you will blow the background to bits.
Donīt be stationary
It is very easy to put down a tripod and just stand on the same spot shooting, instead try moving around a bi, experiment with angles, left, right, high, low until you hit that perfect angle for the scene.
Slow the shutter
You donīt always need a ND filter to block out light to get even slower shutter speed, you can either use this technique with your hand or better with a cardboard (black if you got colored one).
Birthday Contest ! ( Closed )Hello everybody
My 1. DeviantArt Birthday and my 18. Birthday are both at the end of february
It was a great year for me and of course turning 18 is nice too. So i will hold a new contest to celebrate these events !
Theme : Creat Something i would Like
Deadline : 21. February ( my Birthday )
All mediums are allowed
2 Submissions per person
Please this journal
You have to send me your submission via note with the thumbcode or/and the link
I will fave your submission in a special folder, if that doesn't happen please note me again
[Bullet; Black] You can change your submission but please state that in a note !
[Bullet; Black] The submission should be specially made for this contest, that means only new entrys are allowed [Meow :3]
( the upload date here on dA is what matters )
Some information about me :
[Bullet; Black] the theme is really open
New Year FeatureHere at Stand-Out-Shots, we've had a great year. We've made changes in our rules (for the better), we've changed founders, and gained a bunch of wonderful new members.
So here we are in a new year and we'd like to bring you some of our favorite submissions from 2012.
Freaky Nature by *Trichardsen Twin Lightnings by ~Mirli38
La Playita by ~XavierJamonet Wonderland is mine now by *MonsterBrand
see you there by *LyraWhite Donkey by ~itan14
Sneak Attack by ~Nate-Zeman Observer by ~Piddling
A word only by *ShellyBad Little boss-eyed snowie by ~Triumfa
Why by *IvanAndreevich Kingdom Skies by ~Jordan-Roberts
Cold Morning by *DanielHeydecke Wonderland by =jaelise
Fatale Attraction IV by ~eonelPhotography Elegant by =aarontyree
strawberry, want a byte?? by ~xmaganag wermadeofCARBON by ~JeanFan
.:: Beauty of Books ::. by `Whimsical-Dreams you do not owe beauty to anyone.. by ~IsisPina
kissable by *mariannaphotography Emotions vs. Colours by *naked-in-the-rain
A kind of magic by *PawelMatys Aurora Australis by *CapturingTheNight
Mia Con Tessa II by *Hart-Worx black III ... by *MoniqueDeCaro
Macro Photography Contest ( looking for prizes ) !Photography Contest !
It's Contest Time again !
Theme : Macro / Close Up
Deadline : 10. May
200 by =lieveheersbeestje
50 by ~Paul774
15 by =mylittlebluesky
10 by *lesserdevil
10 by =AkuZeku
Sketch by *SkyLandWarrior
Journal Feature by =Kara-a
Journal Feature by =serel
Journal Feature by =AkuZeku
Journal Feature by =rainylake
Journal Feature by ~Paul774
Journal Feature by =Isalovesphotography
Thank you + 300 Points GiveawayHello everybody
Originally i wanted to write this journal when i reached 2000 watchers, but school starts on monday and right now i have more time
I just wanted to say thank you to all the people that support me here on DeviantArt. When i created my profil about 10 month ago i never thought that so many people would like my work. This really encourages me to take even more photos. I love to hold contests, feature people and browse through amazing pieces of art, there are so many great things to do.
In this 10 month i got my first DD and even earned money with my photography. For me all that is just so...unbelieveable
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They finally came. After a long journey of shipping them with the ghastly, awful and nightmarish UPS!
Never use UPS! They are terrible!
So my package was supposed to arrive last Thursday. On Tuesday a UPS lady phoned and told us there was probably going to be $60 extra fees besides the $30 I already paid for shipped my tiny little 3-lb package! She said another person would phone us the next day to give us the opportunity to pay by phone which would take some $$ off the charge.
No one did, and the package arrived a day late, and there was $60 in fees they wanted us to pay. We said
and so the courier took it back to the warehouse.
To give you a perspective, UPS wanted to charge me almost 2/3 the cost of the actual goods I bought! Ridiculous! Phoned them and argued and complained until the price was knocked down to a little less than half. (A lot of extra steps in here, including them offering me a wonde
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^Nyx-Valentine arrived in our community and started whipping everyone into a frenzy with her relentless desire to bring the Artistic Nude and Fetish galleries to the fore. 9 years later, and it's safe to say that Nyx is not only a leader as a photographer in these galleries, but she has also established herself as a much saught after model. ^... Read More