Photography Techniques To Try

Photography Techniques To Try

If you are into photography, even if you are just a beginner, there are some amazing photography techniques that you have got to try. These techniques have been used in beginner, intermediate, and advanced photography sessions. When done properly, they can make even the most basic photographs turn out amazing. Before you learn more about these techniques, it is important to know that some of them require a specialized camera or equipment.

The Long Exposure Technique

A fabulous photography technique that you must try is called long exposure. This can be used in many situations. If you want to create a more dramatic look or to document something in a better view than what the eyes can see, this is the way to go. With a long exposure, you leave your shutter open longer. This allows more light to come into the lens. The lens then is able to capture where the light is coming from. If you are trying to focus on something that was moving when you shot the picture, such as a stream of moving water, this is the technique you want to use.

While you will do better with the long exposure technique if you have a tripod, it is not absolutely necessary. It might just take some more practice if you aren’t using the tripod.

One application of using long expsoure is a technique called “light painting,” which can result in stunning imagery.  For a look at the effects of this technique, check out the work of Jack Delano, one of the masters of light photography.  Carl Kruse wrote an article about Jack Delano and light photography here:   The Carl Kruse blog also has other articles on photography.

The Macro Technique

Macro photography is the taking of photographs of smaller objects. While you are going to need special equipment or a special macro feature on your camera to perform this technique, it will be well worth it. When you use this technique, you will be able to focus on the tiny subject you are photographing. For instance, if you want to photograph a caterpillar on a leave, the macro technique would be perfect.

Remember, not every camera has a macro feature. If you haven’t purchased a camera yet and you are thinking about trying this technique, this is something that you should take into consideration.

The Black and White Technique

Many people believe that black and white photographs are more of a personal style preference. However, there is a technique that goes along with taking these photographs. It might help if you were to turn on the black and white setting on your camera for a couple of weeks. Seeing only black and white when taking photographs can help you to decide which objects look the best when pictured in black and white. From there, you can start perfecting the black and white photography technique.

Even if you are just a beginner, it is possible to make professional-looking black and white photographs. You just have to learn which objects look best in black and white and how to best photograph those objects.

If you are just beginning to take up photography, these are some of the techniques that you must try. If you have been a photographer for a while, but you want to get back to some basics, this is your chance. These are some of the most amazing photography techniques. Give them a try today (and check out the Carl Kruse blog on light painting ).


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