Professional photography requires many hours of study and practice. There are so many elements that go into the creation of professional photos and the understanding of each element is what makes the difference between an average photographer and a great one. That being said some people may have a natural feel and talent for professional photography that allows them to bypass many of the technical studies, however even those photographers will attest to continuously honing their craft. Here are some photography tips that every novice should know.
Tip # 1: Triads
In professional photography as in many instances in life the number three is very important in photo composition. Three elements balance a photograph, though it may not make sense at first as three is not an even number you will begin to notice that when you use three elements the photograph has more balance. This may also be applied to colours as well as the number of photographs taken.
Tip # 2: Light
If you have learnt anything about photography you know that professional photography is all about light. This tip however is about using natural window light. Expensive lighting equipment is not always needed. When taking a portrait picture you can place your model by window, the natural light together with the use of a reflector will be enough for great portrait photography.
Tip # 3: Filters
Every professional photographer has filter which they use to create the right mood when taking a photograph. A polarizer is a filter that is a must when shooting outdoors. It reduces glare and delivers more intense and richer shots.
Tip # 4: Timing
If you are wanting to do a really great outdoors shoot you need to get the timing right. There are certain times of the day when it is best to shoot. The worst time to shoot is under the harsh midday sun. The light is so strong that it will create unflattering shadows when creating portrait photographs. The best time to shoot outdoors is early in the morning after sunrise and later on in the day and then just before dusk.