Photography Reduces the Scene from a Three Dimensional Experience to a Flat Two Dimension Photo.
Is it any wonder why when we try to share a beautiful scene in the crisp out door air that when we get the photo onto the computer and we look at it, it falls short of the experience we just had.
I am quite sure that this happens to all of us but how or what can we do to more maximize the capture of the experience we encountered when we took the photos?
When taking photos, there are some things we can do to enhance our photography and get the best shots. The most important one is getting to know your camera and what it can actually do when you know and understand all of it's capabilities. But beyond that there are other things we can do.
1. Determine the subject you want to capture from as many different angles as you can access. Changing viewpoints and your exposure options can offer some interesting possibilities.
2. Try changing the subject idea you have in mind and consider exploring other possibilities that might be less obvious.
3. Go for the detail possibilities or try different compositions. Details in photos make them so much more alluring and dramatic. They also need to be tack sharp so remember to take the tripod. The tighter the shot, the more subject it is to any vibration or movement. And conversely, when shooting landscapes, panoramas or distance views, it is critical that they be focus or they will look muddy and lack the detail that is needed.
4. Try taking photos from a position not easily seen by others. Lay on the ground or stand on something elevated or consider a more obtuse perspective by changing where you capture the photo from. * Trust me, people do not take the time to laugh at you for any of these less than expected positions you might take to get the shot. If anything, they seem impressed and glad you got it!
5. Work with the situation you find yourself in. If the lighting is poor, try and compensate for it. If the weather is changing, try different exposure settings. If all efforts fail, go in an entirely different direction or come back when conditions are more optimum. Or you can just endure and adjust your perspective about what you want to capture. * Last year when I went to Philadelphia to photograph the historical areas , it rained the entire day. I got an umbrella and used the detachable hood from my jacket as a shield and decided to just go for it. The colors came out even more brilliant because everything was wet and the crisp contrast served me well and I completed the task with some wonderful results. I must post those photos one day.
As ActiveRainPhotoBlogger group members, there are several other things you can do when writing your photo post. Keep in mind and relate what you were experiencing and be sure to include that in your writing. When you are out taking photos capturing the beauty of your community or taking photo of events, interiors and exteriors of homes, you can see in all directions but your camera lens will only capture a small clip of what you are seeing. The camera does not feel the temperature or even the breeze. It can only replicate in a flat two dimension a small portion of the sights and none of the sounds or feelings you are experiencing. Be sure to write as much of the description of your experience when describing the photo and your readers can better imagine all three of the dimensions you experienced.
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