How to take good photos? - several ways

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Hardly anyone goes on a journey today without taking a camera with them. Even the simplest equipment is enough to take interesting photos.

The good old saying is that it's not the camera that takes the pictures, it's the human. You can have better or worse equipment, but if the eye sees "something" in the environment that is worth capturing, it can do it even with the simplest camera. You will ask: so how to take good photos? Learn some tips.


"Photography" translates as "drawing with light". There is a reason - the quality of photos depends on the light. Light can play in favor of the photographer, but it can also spoil photos. The worst photos come out in strong, very contrasting light, e.g. at noon, when the sun is at its zenith. Then the sunlit places appear overexposed in the picture, and those in the shade - underexposed. To avoid contrast, take photos in the early morning or afternoon. Soft diffused light is perfect for both portrait and landscape photography.


While traveling, we don't always have time to wait for the right light. We have "this" moment and we will either take a picture or the scene will disappear from our sight once and for all (or we will go further). So we take a picture at noon, we look at the camera display and it seems to us that the photography is properly exposed - you can see details in its darkest and brightest parts. Meanwhile, LCD displays should not be trusted completely. It's best to check the histogram.

This function is available in every camera (unfortunately, excluding cameras in mobile phones). The histogram looks like a graph of lines whose height depends on the number of pixels of a certain brightness. The graph will show if the photo is properly exposed. For example: if the graph focuses on the left side, then the photo is dominated by dark colors and most often it is underexposed; if on the right - the photo is overexposed.


In both cases, it's best to adjust the settings so that the photo shows the details of the composition. In the case of underexposure, we can, for example, increase the value of sensitivity - ISO. However, it is worth remembering that high ISO causes noise, so if you are photographing a dark scenery, it is better to try to increase the shutter speed (set the camera on a tripod to avoid blur). In the case of overexposed photos, we have to lower the ISO value (the lowest in most cameras is 100 or 200) or shorten the shutter speed or increase the aperture value. Find out more about how to take good photos .

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