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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).
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Intimate, touching, emotive IXThis feature is for all the happy couples in the world, the love shared in families, and for the good friends.
I found someone that made my life colorful again. Someone that makes me want to live my life happily. We are a couple for two months now, but it already feels like years when we talk to each other. It's like I have found a soulmate. A person I can always relate to and a person always being there for me. With him, I feel like a princess, and like a little star.
I love you, Sascha.
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Photography Weekly: Edition Twenty OnePhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedD
"Surrealism is embedded in the everyday, in the daily experience." - Katharine Conley
This week the general theme of the article is Infrared Photography. You may know it well for its vision into a dream like world where the trees appear to be fluffy candyfloss and the grass is blue or Orange...Infrared is not as far away from achievable as you might think. This week some wonderful Deviants have shared their infrared views and art to try and help us understand the technique a little better. I rather thought it was time that the infrared community on deviantART had a bit more recognition too!
Check out Trees-With-character who are holding the Sky is the Limit Contest and think about
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
:thumb341817928: 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
Seasonal People + Portrait Contest Now Open!PeopleAndPortraits has well and truly launched! In conjunction with that, we wanted to bring you a fantastic shiny new contest to see you through October.
We recognize that across the world people are entering all sorts of seasons right now...which is why this isn't just about Autumn. You can utilise any season you want - and if you're extra creative, how about combining all four into one image?
The idea of a Seasonal Portraiture Contest is for you to experiment and explore whatever season you happen to be in right now - through portraiture photography! The contest is open to all categories within the People and Portrait Photography Gallery:
Infants and Children
Macro Photography Contest ( looking for prizes ) !Photography Contest !
It's Contest Time again !
Theme : Macro / Close Up
Deadline : 10. May
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50 by Paul774
15 by mylittlebluesky
10 by lesserdevil
10 by AkuZeku
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Endorell-Taelos is very well known within the community for her selfless giving and gracious community spirit. Since joining DeviantART over seven years ago, Alicia has continued to make a positive impact on many deviants. Her helpful and thoughtful approach was one of her finest attributes when serving as a Community Volunteer, and this has continued throughout the many contests which Alicia provides on a regular basis. As we approach our Birthday celebrations, we can't... Read More