Reliable Photography Guides for the Aspirants
Without a doubt, photography is today’s most trending activity. Yes, and it is quite obvious if you check online or if you will check your social media account. It seems that people these days love to document their every move and right away share their pictures online. Do you also love to take pictures? Do you know that you can also make this your primary livelihood? That is right and this article will offer different photography tips for aspirants and even those who are already part of this industry.
The first thing to consider when it comes to photography is choosing your subjects. Yes, the options are endless, but it is not just about any subject, but it should be something connected to you. So, here are some useful tips in choosing your subjects:
1. Interesting for you
This should your first consideration. The subject should interest you so that you will not easily give this hobby up. Especially when you are still starting, your only reason probably is because you find this activity interesting. That should be a good start and look for interesting subjects.
2. Something you already experience
You can consider your other hobbies like maybe you love to cook, or to eat for that matter. If that is the case, you can use your favorite foods are your subjects. If you are an adventurous person, you can also use different sceneries as part of your projects. Having experienced your subject already should pique your mood or interest.
3. Someone with a particular interest
If you are still confused about your own interests, you can find someone close to you who has one. Maybe you have a friend who love to play tennis, you can ask him to orient you about the game and at the same time, you can also ask him kinds of pictures that will easily pique the interests of other people. For sure he will be able to assist you.
4. A person with a weird look
You can also ask someone with a weird look. We all know that there are so many of them and they have different ways in looking weird like maybe one who has a lot of tattoos or someone who dresses differently, you can make him your subject. I am pretty sure you will get a lot of likes for this and this should also motivate you at the same time. You can interview him if he will let you so that you will know the story behind his unique look. Understanding him will also boost your interest in telling the world about such person though your pictures.
5. Something who is not often photographed
When choosing a subject, one of your considerations is probably uniqueness. Yes, you surely want to choose something that is not ordinary or something that is hardly photographed. This does not mean that such item is not photographed ever since. It might have been a common subject but maybe, you can make it unique by capturing the said subject in a different way with a macro lens for example so that its detail will be clearer.
6. Easily available
You are still at the stage where you want to get the hang of capturing your subjects. This means that you might want to try taking pictures every now and then. You need not choose a subject that will entail you to go far away or exert a lot of efforts every time. Instead, choose something that is readily available so that you can just click your camera every time you want to.
7. Unusual subjects
Unless you still just want to hone your skills, it would be best if you look for a subject that is unusual. Yes, that is if you want to attract comments or viewers. Even if this is still not for business, like this is just your own personal hobby, it would still be rewarding if more people will notice what you do and a common subject is not your ticket to it for sure.
8. With the right lighting
You have to make sure that your subject can be moved to a place with the proper lighting. If it is a still subject, you have to always consider the lighting as even the most unique and amazing subject can become ugly when photographed because if lighting is ignored. If your photos are for social media only, that might do but if it is for your marketing stints, i don’t think you will get your goal.
9. Is the form quite obvious
Some subjects can be dull when taken in a certain angle while the same ones can be interesting in other angles. That said, you have to capture your subjects many times in different angles so you can pick one that is most interesting. Being a photographer should enable you to see ordinary things in different ways.
10. The story behind the subject should be clear
Photography is like telling a story and your main character of course is your subject. That said, when you choose a subject, you have to make sure that you will be able to capture it in such a way that its story will be understandable to the viewers. Like for example if you are using a flower as your subject, it should be clear how beautiful it is or if it is exotic or if it is just blossoming and so on. This way your viewers won’t have to guess what you are trying to relay.
Aside from the subject, you also need to find the right location that can contribute to the perfection of your project. This is not quite simple though and you need to consider a number of things such as the following:
• The style
The photo shoot style should matter a lot when considering your location, especially if your subject is a person. Is this a modeling stint or are you advertising a clothing apparel and so on? The genre of your subject should also sync with your location so that it will not look like you just shoot and shoot without really knowing what you are doing.
• The lighting
Just like when you need to consider the lighting when choosing your subject, you need to do the same thing when it comes to your location. The thing is your meticulous preparation will surely come to waste if it is just shadowed because of bad lighting. If by chance you are considering shooting when the sun it at its strongest, you have to do something with the shadows. Yes, this might have a great effect but that won’t be the case if you just let the shadows take part of the captured photos.
• Overhead cover
Choosing a location with a roof can be convenient if the photo shoot is quite important and must not be delayed. Even if it is supposed to be outdoor, you can still mimic such environment so that in the pictures, it would look like you are shooting outdoors! With the advancement of technology these days, this is quite possible. You just have to be resourceful and you will get what you want for sure.
• The color of nature
The color of nature will surely do good in your planned photography. It will fit on different photo shoot styles as well as it can give that fresh look to your pictures. Not only that, it will also do well with your image. In today’s time where the earth is full of people who don’t care about earth’s wellness, someone who appreciate the beauty of nature can be a breathe of fresh air. And nature as the background can also tone down hard styled photo shoot. You should try this out!
• Variety in a single place
If you are planning to take a lot of shots, you might want to consider a location with different views. This will save you a lot of time if you want different backgrounds. You don’t need to travel here and there just to get what you want, especially that traffic is quite bad wherever you are in this globe. This should also help you maintain the enthusiasm of your subject as as well as keep your spirits high. You see, if you will get into your car every now and then and travel, chances are both parties will really feel drained.
• Easy access to the location
Though this is a no-brainer, but you might miss to consider the accessibility of the location to all parties. Consider the traffic from all ends and make sure that all of you can be in the said place without a hitch. That is if you want to make sure that your photo shoot session will be pushed through as scheduled.
Indeed becoming a pro in photography does not only mean having an expensive camera or great subject. You also need to consider other aspects like the location and most of all, you also need to consider the basics of capturing photos.