We all know the fact that not everyone can capture a moment perfectly. Capturing a moment masterfully is an art which needs practice and thoughtfulness. A flick of second seized into a camera with just right amount of ingredients could become a Masterpiece. You might wonder that you really lived that second. Now, this is the beauty of photography. When driven by excellence a photographer could make you crazy by his artistic outcome. Let us see what all ingredients a photographer required to excel his skill.
- Knowing the Camera:
Cameras are quite advanced and smarter these days. There are photographers who are not properly acquainted with the advanced technology of the Camera. The foremost condition is to be well equipped with the camera. A cameraman needs to know about balancing, stabilizing, focusing and drive modes, etc. Over and above he needs to outsmart the camera to match up with his wavelength. This enables him to capture the moment from his tune of accuracy.
- The Aperture and its adjustments:
As we said photography is an art to master; the more you practice, the more you excel. So, here is another aspect of photography to be learned and practiced; the aperture. Aperture is the hole of the camera through which light travels through the lens. Its depth varies. However, adjustment of the aperture and the focal lengths of various rays coming through the lens to create the image is the skill. Once you excelled it, the outcome will showcase.
- Exposure Know How:
While capturing a moment, you should have a fair understanding of the exposure. In simple words, Exposure is brightness. The required brightness could vary image to image. Also, it’s a matter of your discretion that how bright you want an image to be. The image you want to capture could be overexposed or underexposed. It’s a photographer’s creativity to get the right exposure by adjusting the settings of the camera.
Whether an image is shot indoor or outdoor without light it’s not possible. When you are shooting outdoor you will get many lighting opportunities which could vary in sharpness, brightness, and many other such parameters. Whereas, for indoors you can buy some studio lights or get some window lights. Experimenting with various lighting conditions is one of the keys to excelling in photography. You can create drama in images with various lighting conditions.
- The Right Perspective:
Get your perspective right and you have won a major aspect of the battle. The perspective here means the respective relations among the objects like their distances, sizes, and placement, etc. Another aspect here is how and where you position yourself while taking a shot. The positioning gives an image a different dimension in the eye of a viewer. An object could look deeper, shallow or might give a 3D impression. Perspective is a potential factor to highlight a picture or give a bland look.
- Organizing the Objects
This is a broader aspect of photography as compared to the Perspective. It is called composition. This aspect indulges into many parameters like; lights, shapes, lines, patterns, color, forms, movements, textures, frames, reflections and many more. Many say that there is a rule to organize objects to click an image. However, there are many aspects when you are composing a pattern to shoot a picture. Foremost is the purpose, then the kind of objects, the storytelling, emotional aspects, target audiences and likewise.
- The Finishing
After completion, everything requires a finishing touch and so does an image too. Once you click an image, you need to take it through the post-processing process. The process gives you another chance to adjust brightness, sharpness, contrast, and saturation, etc. Few applications have selective burning and dodging too. All new-fashioned photographs go through post-processing process. This is an integral part of Photography. The excellence of this process creates a better outcome.
Practicing all key parameters mentioned above a photographer could enhance his skill. However, any art is a depiction of heart and Photography is one of them. If a creator knows the purpose of his creation and pours his heart into it, with his skills the outcome becomes a wonder. Let’s check here some of the depiction. You will find yourself falling for it. Creation itself is a wonderful experience. Happy Photography!!