Taking photos is very simple, but not everyone knows how to take good photos, especially to become a photographer is even more difficult. However, the following 10 simple photography techniques will help you easily get the most beautiful, impressive and “quality” photos. Let’s learn about 10 simple photography techniques to take impressive photos below
1. Framing technique (Creating virtual molds)
Framing, even its name you can imagine the meaning of this photography technique. Simply take advantage of your surroundings to create a “frame” and highlight the character or object in the image you want to emphasize. It could be a window, a door, a tree or any other item. Framing is often used very effectively in portrait photography.
If you capture something in motion, create a space in front of it. This way, your photos will become more vivid.
Our brain receives information from left to right so it is best to place all the important details on the right side of the picture frame.
4. Camera Angle
The position of the camera will affect the shape of the subject, making the photo more fresh without necessarily changing all the details in the image.
5. Negative Space
Each picture usually has 2 main parts: Positive Space (the main object in the image) and Negative Space (negative space or background). Negative space is not necessarily white, it can be any color, any detail as long as it does not contain content. The presence of Negative Space in photos will make the image more impressive and unique.
Depth will create 3-dimensional space and diversity for the image. You can increase the depth by:
- Parallel lines, usually connected to a point from a distance.
- Fog layered for the photo.
- Tone (Level of expression in colors: Darker objects that are closer and lighter in color are further away.)
- Depth of field (Objects or people captured in this range will have high definition, while objects outside this range will be blurred).
The foreground will attract the viewer but still make sure it does not affect the subject that is emphasized in the image.
8. Shadows and reflections
Using these elements will make the image more interesting and creative.
9. Golden hour and Blue hour
Golden hour is the time when the sun sets near the horizon, when the horizon is still a bright area in contrast to the remaining dark areas. Blue hour is the time when the sun has set or is going to be set up, when the sky is not dark yet, there is still a bit of light and the sky covers a dominant blue.
10. Learn and create
Once you’ve grasped the basic principles of association, don’t be afraid to break them. This will not only help you create more creative photos, but also build your own photography style.
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