Today multi-media is readily available to everyone. It is not uncommon at events, workshops, parties and on the road to see people shooting videos from their phones or small cameras. People adore to take pictures and make merry. Photos and jimperial videos help us cherish and re-visit our happy moments. To greatly improve your pictures and camera shots, here are a few simple steps to make your shots turn out a lot more like a professional.
The first step is awareness. Once you are aware of what makes images better, so when you grab your camera, you can apply some of your new thinking about how you want to improve your picture. Most people just pick up their camera and click or record without thinking too much about it. So first, just know in your mind, yes, I will be conscious as to what I’m doing.
So what can we do? Think about what is in the background. Is there a bunch of stuff cumulated, dishes in a sink behind you, a messy bedroom, a power cord laying and incapacitated, rods in the background, debris on the street? These are all things you might not notice when you snap a quick picture. To remedy this, just stop a quick minute and move. See if a simple change of angle will eliminate things showing in the picture that you hadn’t noticed before. You will be amazed how much better your final pictures will be, just by fine-tuning your background or simply moving something aside. Take a look at the numerous home videos posted on the web, and look at what else is in the shot. You will be surprised how many show the ceilings or doorways, showers in the back, stuff hanging around. This little bit of conscious awareness about your picture can be improved and is actually a very simple fix.
Think steady. When you have your camera on hand, take those three seconds to breathe out and hold your camera steady. Thinking about this, will make you stand still, keep your arms more steady and give you better results with a picture that is in focus. Tripods are excellent, but let’s face it, for quick pictures most of us grab our camera on hand and then point and shoot. So a quick breathe out, think steady, then shoot.
Okay here’s one people miss a lot. It’s called “line of horizon. inch You want to keep images level. Hold your camera straight, and then when viewing the subject matter make sure shots are level. This is simple to grasp when looking at beach shots, when you check at the water, the brand of horizon should be straight, otherwise the earth will looked tilted in your shot. If someone is in your photo with the beach in it, make sure the beach looks correct and the brand of horizon straight. This applies for sidewalks, interiors with cabinets, anything that must be level, needs to look level in your picture.
Get rid of excess head room in pictures. When looking at family pictures or quick shots, you will notice that there is too much head room above heads in the photo or video. Half of the picture is too much wall, sky, or a building in the back. Theres couple of ways to remedy this quickly. You can easily take a step or two forward, in other words move in a little closer to your subjects and tighten up your shot. Awareness, again, tilt your camera a little bit down, perhaps it is sharpened up a little, so you want to level it out. And zoom in. Cruising in immediately can tighten everything in the shot.
Any time you go to shoot images or video, simply run it through your mind- are there things in the back you don’t really want in your shot? What’s zoom in a little? Tilt down maybe? Then simply breathe and hold your camera steady. These can all happen in just a few seconds, giving you results that you will be very happy with for better shooting all around.