Some people seem to believe that photography is as simple as an art form can get. After all, all you have to do is point a camera at something interesting and press a button, right? The best photographs are simply a product of a photographer being in the right place at the right time. Photography certainly isn’t as difficult as painting a picture or making a sculpture.
It would be nice to think that way, but the truth is that taking a good photograph is much more complicated and difficult than many people realize. If taking a great photograph were really as simple as we’ve made it sound above, everyone who has ever handled a camera would be taking great pictures. However, photo albums all over the world are full of out-of-focus, off-center pictures taken from awkward angles that make the image even harder to comprehend. Taking good photographs is clearly an art form, one that many people study in art schools all over the world. See here for an example. There is far more to taking great pictures than just pointing a camera and pressing a button, but there are also some relatively simple things that you can do to improve the quality of your photos. This is a short list of a few tips to consider, but they should give you a good place to start:
- Take Multiple Shots from Multiple Angles – If you see something that you want to photograph, don’t settle on just one picture from one angle. Take a shot, move closer, take another shot, look at it from a different angle, and take yet another shot. The angle and distance from which you view an image can alter it drastically and the best way to find the best possible angle is to take several pictures. We live in an era where digital photography is the norm and pictures can be taken and stored easily onto a disk without much trouble. You don’t have to spend money buying and developing film, so don’t be afraid to take as many pictures as you think you’ll need. You can always delete what you don’t want to keep.
- Be Selective – This may sound strange considering what our last tip was, but you should be selective in the images that you shoot even while you take multiple pictures of one subject. If you want to take a picture of a specific subject or scene, make sure it’s a good scene. Remove any unwanted clutter from the image if you can, and make sure that nothing in the background detracts from your subject.
- Mind Your Lighting – Digital cameras and programs such as Instagram can work wonders when it comes to lighting and filters, but the best way to take a well-lit photograph is to make sure that you have plenty of lighting in the first place. Lighting can account for half of the quality of an image, and there’s only so much you can do to clean up a poorly-lit photograph. Make sure that the lighting of the image you are looking at is satisfactory before you snap a picture; don’t just tell yourself that you can fix a bad picture later.
- Be Quick When You’re Taking Photographs – While it is possible to carefully compose an image and set things up before taking a photograph, some of the best photos ever taken were done quickly of a scene as it was happening. These things happen quickly and chances are that you won’t have time to prepare everything just the way you’d like. Be quick on the draw, and try to keep a camera with you at all times, even if it’s just a camera phone.
These are just a few tips that will help you to become a better photographer. If you would like to study photography or other visual art forms from professionals, consider checking out the information on art colleges that you can find online.
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I remember writing a blog post about Kumon here. I was raving about it and I am still raving about it til now. The system really works and I don’t expect the results over night. It’s not something that you can do one summer and then pull your child out after you think you see progress. It’s always a work in progress and goes hand in hand with what your children learn in school. Continue reading
I can’t believe that it has been a week since I said yes to take the Immuvit Challenge. I admit that doing the routine exercise has been a major commitment for me, it is something I have never done before. I followed Coach Jim’s advice to do it in the morning + I don’t even know if I’m doing it right by doing it barefoot. A friend told me to stop doing it because it might cause me more injuries if I do.
Someone who has ever found a seashell on a beach will know what a treasure that they have found. Many of the shell beads that are sold are pulled from even deeper in the ocean. There are many different types to choose from when making jewelry. Many pieces of jewelry that are made from shell beads are meant to have a summer time theme.
Some sea shell beads are big enough to be used as a sea shell pendant. They can also be small enough to be used for stud earrings. They provide a lot of natural beauty in any piece that they are used in. The shell beads can be in many different colors also. Most of them are left in their natural color but sometimes they are dyed to be a bright color. Earthly tones that these are often left as are browns, blacks, grays and whites.
These have many different shapes and colors that are available. Shell beads can be paired with pearls and gemstones. This is a very pretty combination. Shell beads will bring a tropical look to any jewelry design. There are many designs that sea shells look great with.
These beads are cherished by a lot of different people. They are very light weight so even a larger shell can be pleasant to wear on a necklace. The looks of these have a pearly look to it which makes it a perfect place to focus on.
Shell beads have been made into necklaces with larger ones. Smaller ones can be strung on a piece of beading thread to make a cute bracelet. They may be put on an earring stud to make a cute pair of little earrings too. There are many possibilities when it comes to these awesome shell beads. These are loved by a lot of people. Beadsbarn.com shows you all the best shell beads and jewelry making supplies on the web right now.
As a parent of a child with Autism this is my advocacy.
A diagnosis of autism does not only affect the person, it affects the entire family, the parents as well as the siblings. The diagnosis of autism poses insurmountable challenges that can make or break this basic social institution, the family.
Feelings of shock, anger, helplessness and incompetence dominate the family; thus they tend to rely heavily on professionals to address the needs of their family member with autism. Families lose confidence to take on their crucial role as the lead in autism management, and instead take on passive roles through years of various interventions and huge expenditures. Continue reading
I think one of the things that I struggle with is really waiting. I tell Joshwa to wait for his turn when it came to using the computer.I tell Adee to wait til I’m done before we can go out and go to the grocery or before she can show me something.
Like my kids my weakness is also waiting, when I need something done I always have this urgency that it should be done right away. Even if I pray I pray to God to give it to me right away which is not the right way. So I guess I know why some of my urgent prayers are not being answered.
I’m waiting on Philbert to give me the funds I need for Adrianne’s enrollment. He says that it should be with him within this week. Well he said the same thing last week I’m still waiting on it. As much as I want to badger him about it I know I have to wait. Waiting is really the hard part.. While waiting I am now off to the Waltermart to buy something and use their icverify system
This was my favorite photo during Joshwa’s first trip to Baguio. When this photo was taken he was 4 years old but he looked small for his age. He also wasn’t as talkative at this age. He looked so cute and so charming and he was really ready to ride the horse. All he needed was the complete equestrian apparel . But the problem was at that time he was too young to ride the horse. We just couldn’t find the perfect horse for him .
Let me first explain what A Stim means. Stimming is a repetitive body movement that self-stimulates one or more senses in a regulated manner. Stimming is known in psychiatry as a “stereotypy”, a continuous, purposeless movement.
Stimming is one of the symptoms listed by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for autism, although it is observed in about 10 percent of young children without autism. Many children with autism do have stims. Common forms of stimming among people with autism include hand flapping, body spinning or rocking, lining up or spinning toys or other objects, echolalia, perseveration, and repeating rote phrases. Continue reading
I will be the first to admit that I am out of shape well I think that’s fairly obvious when you see me. I am basically a very jolly person but I hate the fat jokes.I don’t want to be this in this body anymore and I can’t just whine or hide behind an excuse. Continue reading
I am in Day 2 of a new fitness program that I started and will be blogging about it soon. In pain is an understatement my arms are sensitive to touch my legs and thigh hurt so bad. I’m having a tough time when it comes to walking and I dread exercising again . I can’t even bend and pick up something without complaining and the worse part Adrianne wants to hug me and cuddle with me but I can’t because it’s just too painful.
I just decided to push myself and exercise despite the pain. When my friend died 2 weeks ago it really scared me. It scared me enough to do my best to do whatever I can to lose weight because I am in my 30′s and I have some health issues. I shouldn’t even have those at my age I need to do something before it’s too late and that’s enough motivation for me.