1. ENVISION, PLAN, AND THEN CREATE
This is an essential tip that all photographers whether professional or beginners practice. You can’t just head out to take photos without a plan and taking time to think through on what type of photos you intend to take for a creative inspiration. After you have done all this, then you can go out and take the photos. The best work or photos are taken after a weeks of preparation and planning where you go and look at the scenery and decide where to take your best shots.
2. THE HISTOGRAM IS NOT OPTIONAL
If you don’t know how to use a histogram, then you need to start learning how to use it. Spend atleast 10 minutes or 5 minutes to learn how to use it. It will make a huge difference on how your photos look. I myself use it very many times during weddings on getting the best photos on the bride’s dress and also shooting landscapes.
3. USE A WIRELESS FLASH
If your camera doesn’t have a wireless flash or doesn’t have the capability of enabling its flash using bluetooth connectivity, then you need to acquire a camera that has such a capability. The other option is having a camera that you can pull the flash of the camera off. This will help you take photos that don’t need a lot of light and when taking photos of your face you will get a natural curvature.
4. LEARN TO CHANGE THE ACTIVE FOCUS POINT
For most photography, I personally use a single autofocus point. It is better than allowing the camera to choose points for you. This allows me to only use one center focus point. To do this, I focus on the correct place or the subject eye and then I recompose the photo while still holding the shutter button. After I compose to the correct composition, then I finish pressing the shutter button.
5. BUY A QUALITY TRIPOD
Make sure you buy an awesome and magnificent tripod, if you have some cash, invest in a durable and long lasting tripod stand. Cheap tripods are not long lasting; they will leave you disappointed. You will spend a lot of money buying another tripod yet you could have bought a quality tripod stand that is expensive but durable and long lasting. There are many online websites that you can buy a quality tripod or even if you look in any electronic shop am sure you will find a quality tripod stand.
Diffraction is a phenomenon found in photography which limits the total photography resolution no matter how many pixels or megapixels the camera you have might have. When light passes through a small opening, it starts to disperse or diffract such as your camera. This phenomenon is usually very negligible. This is due to small openings often improve sharpness by minimizing the aberrations of the lens. However, for very small apertures or openings, this technique is usually counterproductive making your camera to have become diffraction limited. If you know this limit, you can maximize the detail of photos and also help to avoid unnecessary high ISO speed and long exposure.