I just got back from a beach trip without my usual companion and I realized one thing: I am a really bad photographer. My camera’s a point and shoot and that is exactly what I do. Just point and shoot. Needless to say, I am looking up tips that can help enhance my meager photography skills. Let me share them with you – for those who are just like me.
Get close and personal. My camera only has 3x optical zoom – maybe that’s why. An expert photographer told me, though, that you should get as close to the subject as possible. And when you can, use your zoom lens. This will make the shot more striking.
Try going black and white or sepia. This is something I played around with two trips back. I should have thought about it last weekend, but I didn’t. Anyway, you can easily see how using sepia or black and white can make your shots more dramatic. What I will try is to take one each using the different settings and see which ones turn out the best.
Pay attention to the foreground. Perfect examples would be trees that frame a house. The idea is to look out for natural elements that will show your main subject as the center of the photo. This will add depth to the final “product.”
I have another trip coming up in two weeks. Let’s see how my shots fare then! In the meantime, does anyone have tried and tested photo tricks?