Say what you want, editing is fun. Playing with exposures, changing moods through colours, and filters – oh God, the filters – give you a high that’s just too hard to recover from. So much so, that you end up completely relying on your photo editing tool for your photography. This, however, is bad on two parts – first, you don’t put as much effort into clicking raw (there’s always a photo corrector tool back home, right?), and second, you don’t realise how far you’ve gone with your editing.
A good way to stop relying on your photo editor so much is to draw the line. The line that dictates how far it is okay to go before your photo starts looking made up. To help you with that, here are some signs you need to detect:
Sign #1: The details are lost.
Photography is all about getting the details right. However, if adjusting the colours and white balance has taken away the very details you wanted to capture, you know it’s time to hit “undo”. Don’t overexpose or underexpose either. It’ll only tarnish the highlights of the image and leave you with nothing but hazy outcome.
If you’ve made up your mind to purchase your first tripod, congratulations on moving a step up in the world of photography! You now understand the importance of tripods; how they help in reducing shake, composing complicated shots and clicking in despicable light conditions. But, ultimately, how do you make the right choice? There’s so much to be considered!
Capturing weddings is a hell of a task! Words fall short when it comes to explaining the experience of shooting weddings! There is so much happening around and as a photographer you want to capture it all! Every wedding is unique and needs a specialized plan of action, but there are some thumb rules you should follow to make your life as a wedding photographer hassle-free.
Here’s the deal with landscapes – unless you have a decent camera to give some clarity to the shot (pun unintended), the result is nothing great. In fact, it looks like a seamless spread of nothingness. An unworkable capture. A wasted scene. What’s worse is if you’re tackling the shot with an average phone camera, which can’t tell a portrait from a hill.
The good news is, your phone camera may be a lot more useful than you thought. Now, this isn’t to say that you’ve got to own an iPhone 7 or a Sony Xperia to get the perfect landscape shot. The trick lies in how you use it to your advantage. Here go some useful pointers to make even the blandest nature stretches into amazeballs-sceneries. Take note:
What’s your foreground?
Often, we’re so awed by the distant objects in the whole scenery that we end up focusing on just them. Now, add a bench, a giant stone, a tree or a person in the same shot. Doesn’t that add depth? The mountains in the background are still breath-taking, but it’s the little things that will make your landscape shot far more impressive.
There are so many specialised lenses in the market that one is bound to lose track of them all. One such hidden gem is a tilt-shift lens. It is one of those lenses that you don’t think you need till you try it for the first time. Tilt-Shift lens is one of the most underused and probably even the least understood one.