In the world of art, nothing is truer than the phrase “taking pictures is easy, but actual photography is hard.” Can you take a photo of a mesmerizing sunrise in less than a second? Sure, you can! But can you sell the said photo for a reasonable price? Chances are, no. The ability to take great images takes a while to learn. According to avid photographer Vijaya Prakash Boggala, you’d need to master the basics of photography to be able to come up with great looking photos. Here are just a few photography basics you should master by heart for you to get good at photography.
Steady shots: A lot of photos are ruined by a sudden shake or a moving base. Some people find it very difficult to take images while standing still. This is why a lot of photographers use tripods and remote control devices to avoid all instances of shake when taking photos.
Be mindful when composing your shots: A shot typically has a subject, a foreground, and a background. Having a good balance can make the subject stand out while taking a photo of a subject with several distracting objects can take the focus away from the subject. Compose your shots carefully by trying out different angles, locations, or even waiting for the right time when the lighting is optimal.
Abide by the rule of thirds: The rule of thirds is a great way of helping you compose your shots better. With most cameras equipped with a grid feature, photographers today can easily turn the grid on to make sure that the subject’s location is well within the boundaries of the grid.
According to Vijaya Prakash Boggala, learning photography is much like working out. The more time you put into it, the better a photographer you can become.
Vijaya Prakash Boggala has written a number of medical abstracts for scholarly journals. An artisan at heart, he also enjoys the arts and is particularly fond of DIY projects. More about Vijaya’s work and interests here.