Veteran National Geographic Photographer Ira Block shared 10 tips & tricks for taking better photographs
I took photography in college but back then my professor cared more about how well I could develop in the dark room than teaching me the basic element. Yes, I understand photography is an art form but some people could use some help, me being one of them. So I couldn’t be happier when I attended an event at the Samsung Galaxy Studio where Veteran National Geographic Photographer Ira Block shared 10 tips & tricks for taking better photographs while using the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. I’ve started incorporating some of his tips and I’ve seen some improvements.
10 Tips & Tricks For Taking Better Photographs
- Don’t look at your photos while shooting, you may miss a moment. Shoot a lot, use the continuous function and check out the images afterwards.
- If you have a good subject shoot it from different angles, and always get in close.
- Look for layers in your photos. Have something in the foreground, middle and background.
- Be careful of wide-angle scenics, everything will get very small. You need to have a large subject in the foreground to give better size perspective.
- Learn how your camera sees, it is different than your eyes and your brain.
- Use the grid-line function on the camera to aid in keeping the horizon and buildings straight.
- Don’t always center your image, especially people. A face in the middle of the frame gives you a photo that is half sky. Use the rule of thirds and position your subjects accordingly. You can then pick your focus point on the back of the screen.
- Use a small LED light to enhance your photos. Try to balance the LED light with the existing light in the room.
- For night shooting use a small tripod and voice command to fire the shutter.
- Use the Sports/Action mode when shooting kids or any action photos. It picks a high shutter speed which will stop movement.
Could you use some help, when it comes to taking professional like photos?