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Tips on photography

Light Source: Always be aware of your light source and how it is acting on your main subject, as well as how it is acting on the scene as a whole.

Exposure: Expose your main subject correctly, even at the expense of other elements in the picture. This will require a knowledge of how exposure works in your particular camera.

Fill Flash. If your main subject is in shadow but set against a bright background (this is often the case with informal portraits), you can set the exposure for the subject, but this usually results in an unpleasant overexposure of the background. If you expose for the background, the subject will be underexposed. The solution is to override the automatic flash and set it to the “on” position. The flash will light up the shadow areas so that both subject and background are correctly exposed.

Haze: Haze will destroy your scenics, except at sunrise and sunset. When the sun is low, the light acts on the haze in a different, often dramatic, way. But when the sun is high, shoot scenics when there is little or no haze.

Protect Your Eyes: If your camera is an SLR, and you are using the viewfinder rather than the screen, keep in mind that it is dangerous to look at the sun through a zoom or telephoto lens. These lenses act like magnifying glasses and intensify the sun’s rays.

Computer Editing: The principles of photographic composition can also be applied to the computer editing of photographs, but there is no substitute for taking a good picture in the first place. The less editing required afterward, the better.

Source: Wiki – OER


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