Photography nowadays is featured as one of the speed development technology. Each year, photographers can produce billions of pictures through high modern cameras. The advantage is that everyone with a smart phone or camera can produce their own pictures without any limitation and restriction. And it dose not like any other art which will takes year to master or to produce a good product, by learning the following basic skills, any amateur photographer can enjoy themselves with better pictures taken from now on. You are going to increase your photographic and professional skills.
The photographic composition
This is the position of subject elements within the area you are going to take the picture. In order to create a photographic product, a photographer must have an ability to see through the camera lens as a photograph will not reproduce a scene exactly the way we see it. In the camera you can see the feature called sees and records, this is a small isolated part of the larger scene. When you look at a scene, you can see only the important elements and you can ignore the others. With a camera sees you can view all the details. To make your picture good, you have to understand the basic principles of composition. Good composition can be characterized as how good you are in arranging the elements of a scene, how you catch the view or how you can make a clear background.
How can you develop the photographic composition skills? You should observe, then you can study and you have to practice a lot more. Every time you take a picture, you should look all around inside the viewfinder. You should be familiar with your camera and learn how to operate all the functions in it.
Center of the subject
Each picture will have one subject meaning the center of interest, this is the point which will withdraw the attention of the viewers eye. Besides the main subject of the picture, others subordinating elements should support and focus attention on the main subject with the purpose to more emphasized it. You can create the puzzling feeling to a viewer if your picture lacks a dominant or principle center of interest. When you are taking a portrait you have to bear in mind the specific topic, idea, or object to be portrayed so you can prepare the background and can choose it easily when actually taking a picture. If you have nothing in mind so your eyes may wander throughout the scene. The principal center of interest can be a single object or various ones arranged and connected in the view so attention will be directed to one identified area.
If the center of interest is a single object that occupies most of the picture area the viewer’s attention is attracted immediately to it. Some other elements which can help to add more attention can be lines, shapes, human figures, tone, and texture.
Placement of the subject
A good composition is to place the center of interest in the geometrical center of the picture. The picture will be divided into equal halves and you can choose the connecting and crossing points to place your center of interest. You can divide the picture area into thirds, 2 parts for vertically and 2 parts for horizontally, the center of interest will be located at one of the intersections of the imaginary lines. It can create the balance for the picture composition.
Simplicity is crucial to almost every good picture. If you have a simple and direct picture so the statement of the photography will be clearer and stronger. There can be some things you should consider when you understand the simplicity of photography. Firstly, you have to select a clear subject, meaning instead of photographing a large area which can confuse the viewer, you should frame in some important element of this area. Secondly, you will select different viewpoints. You can move around the scene that is going to be photographed. You should remember to view the scene through your camera viewfinder as real eye will not reflect the real things through lens. You should pat attention to the foreground and background. You can try high and low angles or normal eye viewpoint model. Then you can compare each view and angle and you can consider all the possibilities. Now you can take the picture.
There can be hundred of techniques which can be very useful for your photography, however, before starting to discover them you should be aware and be capable of these above basic skills. Like other art activities, only by practicing can help you to be good at doing it. Skills can help you in some case but you yourself can discover more self skills during the time you are practicing.