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This week has been quite interesting. I learnt something valuable this week which sums up the whole of photography into 3 simple steps, well that’s what I think. So, here we go
Every click of a camera doesn’t result in a beautiful photo. A little bit of thinking before taking the shot will help us to make good photos. I am not talking about Exposure, Light or White balance. Not that they are not important, they play a vital role, but there is something more basic. The following are the 3 steps for better photos
“ I always thought good photos were like good jokes. If you have to explain it, it just isn’t that good.” – Anonymous
This is one of the famous quote in photography , my favorite . Photography is a means of communication. It communicates an idea, thought or concept to its viewers .While taking a photo it’s better to decide what you want to communicate. As it helps us to have a clear picture of the things to be included in a photo. Once we know what we want to communicate, we can then decide on exposure, lighting, composition and all the other things.
A theme is based on a subject of interest. A subject can be people, objects, animals, nature, etc.. No mater what the subject is if it doesn’t stand out in the final photograph, then it can’t communicate with it’s viewers. The subject should be highlighted from the rest of the surroundings. There are many ways one can highlight the subject. Some of the ways are using color contrast, placing the subject in such a way that it grabs viewers attention, by adjusting the light such that it highlights the subject.
Simplification is the process of eliminating distracting elements. A photo is ruined when other elements on a photo compete with the subject for attention. It doesn’t mean that all the background should be eliminated. Include those which contribute to our theme.
One way to eliminate distracting elements is to get as close as possible to the subject. Fill the frame with the subject. This way we eliminate distracting elements, highlight the subject and also the photo communicates loud and clear to its viewers. Ahaa this is a 3-in- 1 method :D.
That’s all for this week, if you have any other tips to add to the list, let me know in the comments section.