The Internet has taken over virtually every industry including the photography world, which forms a crucial aspect of customizing Mixbook wedding invitation cards. Although there are some designers and shooting enthusiasts who still relish working with a film and traditional invitations, chances are that you’ll be working with digital images on your wedding invitation next time.
Digital cameras provide convenience and simplicity. However, amateur photographers can find it challenging trying this type of photography. There are a lot of terms to be understood including DSLR and mirrorless cameras and many confusing settings modes. To alleviate the hassle, we’ve compiled some top tips to help you improve your digital photography skills.
Photography is an Art: It All Goes Down to Light
To be a great photographer, you need to understand how to capture images under excellent lighting. With this in mind, you can develop the sort of artistic eyes required to shoot beautiful images. If you’re still puzzled on where to start, there are several professional photos on digital apps like Flickr which offer great inspirations when it comes to light.
In photography, there is a lot that can be said under composition. Composition is simply placing the right features/ objects in an image in the correct position. That gives the image the intended character.
Several practices can enable you to develop the knack of getting the right composition. They include the golden ratio, foreground and background, the rule of thirds, among others. The simplest is perhaps the rule of thirds, which we have discussed below.
The rule of thirds. When using the rule of thirds, you imagine partitioning the picture into nine equal portions using four lines: two horizontal and two vertical lines. Most shooters will place the focal point in the center square, but having it away in a different intersection point creates an eye-catching picture.
Avoid Image Blur
Image blur or camera shake is something that can destroy a photographer’s enthusiasm. If you’re looking for ways to avoid camera shake, you first need to understand the right way to hold the camera while taking a shot. Use both hands when holding the camera. One hand should keep the body steady while the other supports the lens. Hold the camera close to you for increased stability.
Exposure is a technical term used to mean light. Generally, it is mentioned in relation to the sensor. Too much light reaching the sensor causes overexposure of the image. On the reverse, too little light causes under-exposure. As mentioned above, photography is an art, and you can blend the two to achieve an artistic character in a photo.
Over-exposure and under-exposure depend on the performance of the camera when it comes to the intensity of light, shutter rate and light sensitivity of the camera. The best way to balance all these is by checking the camera’s histogram which indicates the distribution of light in an image.
Use Simple, Relaxed Backgrounds
Using a simple background is a rewarding approach when it comes to digital photography. A simple background offers excellent contrast, allowing you to decide on what goes into the image and what is considered a distraction.
Preferably, look for a background with a simple pattern and neutral colors. The reason for this is to draw all the attention to the focal point rather than the bold color on a mosaic wall.