Tips to Upgrade Your Photography

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Garima Bhaskar

Founder & Owner of: Garima Writes

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Family & Life, Photography, Stories and Technology Writer


1. Know your subject

Don’t just see a beautiful scene and capture it. Analyse it first, decide your perspective. Don’t click the picture from the view point where people normally see. Think out of the box, get down on your knees, get in the mud, crawl between the bushes to get the best shot possible.

2. Two of the most important aspects:  Lighting and darkness

When clicking pictures of landscapes, make sure you are not facing the source of light. This will result in hiding the true texture of the landscape and cast darker shadows. However, if you want to click silhouettes then you should face the source of light. Silhouettes work best with sunsets, architecture and things with a detailed outlines.

3.  Alignments

Landscapes look the best obviously when taken in the landscape mode. It gives a wider view of the scene. For portraits of people, if the person is close to your camera, portrait alignment would be preferable whereas if the person is far, use the landscape mode and place the subject to one side rather than in the center.

4. ISO and Exposure

ISO is how much your camera will be sensitive to light. Keep it on the lowest value when shooting with adequately lit areas mostly during the day and highest value when you are shooting at night. Exposure is to limit the amount of light entering the lens. Though, better to work manually with ISO rather than exposure settings. It results in a bit of grainy images.

5. Go manual

Using the auto mode on your camera might give you good results but never the best ones. If you are truly passionate about enhancing your photography skills then put your camera on manual mode and go out clicking in different lightings to practice.


Article Credits: Garima Bhaskar

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor

(For Art, Photography, Travel Bloggers & More)
Tags:
32 Comments
  1. GiltsandGlamz 2 years ago

    These are some great tips, thank you so much for sharing 🙂 https://beautyandbrains5.wordpress.com/

  2. […] via Tips to Upgrade your Photography (1 min read) — Millionaire’s Digest […]

  3. Ms Meehnia 2 years ago

    It would be great if you could describe a bit more on exposure

    • Author
      GarimaBhaskar 2 years ago

      Exposure is a combination of shutter speed and size of the hole in the lens. The larger the exposure i.e. the size of the hole, more light comes in and your picture is brighter. It is useful to have higher exposure in low lit areas when clicking pictures. Similarly, in extensively lit areas, a smaller exposure will be best suited.

  4. […] Source: Tips to Upgrade your Photography (1 min read) […]

  5. teenagefantasizer 2 years ago

    These were pretty helpful. Can you please guide a little more about Af mode and where to use it?

  6. itsjeshere 2 years ago

    How about the Sutter speed? How can it help you?

    • Author
      GarimaBhaskar 2 years ago

      Shutter speed depends on what you’re trying to capture. If you’re going to click a photo of a moving subject like a bird, running animal or a car then shutter speed should be kept at a higher value so that the pictures will be clicked instantly. This will prevent any blurs formed due to the rapid motion. Slow shutter speed lets you create magical landscapes where you have flowing water and clouds. It gives them a foggy look which looks very pro.

    • Author
      GarimaBhaskar 2 years ago

      Shutter speed depends on what you’re trying to capture. If you’re going to click a photo of a moving subject like a bird, running animal or a car then shutter speed should be kept at a higher value so that the pictures will be clicked instantly. This will prevent any blurs formed due to the rapid motion. Slow shutter speed lets you create magical landscapes where you have flowing water and clouds.

  7. aihuacy 2 years ago

    Thank you for the tips! They are simple, but sometimes we forget, it’s nice to be reminded.?

  8. THEPXPII 2 years ago

    […] via Tips to Upgrade your Photography (1 min read) — Millionaire’s Digest […]

  9. Wanderfully Living 2 years ago

    Great tips, we’ll be sure to use these next time we’ve got the cameras out! Thanks 🙂

  10. […] via Tips to Upgrade your Photography (1 min read) — Millionaire’s Digest […]

  11. Thank you for these tips, as a beginner these tips were very helpful for me!

  12. Nitin Khanna 2 years ago

    Great work and even i wrote about tips to improve your photography. Check my work at http://www.nitinkhanna.net/

  13. […] via Tips to Upgrade your Photography (1 min read) — Millionaire’s Digest […]

  14. Thanks for the helpful photography tips! ?

  15. great & simple tips

  16. trendsandrelations 2 years ago

    thank you for these great tips! i’ll definitely put them in action as soon as I can!

  17. livinthelifeinla 2 years ago

    Thanks for the tips I have been working to improve the images on my blog and this is a great example of how important it is

  18. GANSU 2 years ago

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful tips

Leave a comment

©2019, Millionaire's Digest - A platform and magazine for sharing and discovering post and people based on your own passions, interests, and talents.

Log in with your credentials

or    

Forgot your details?

Create Account