6 Things to Consider for Successful Photos

Posted on November 28, 2008. Filed under: Net Spy | Tags: , , , |

This article will give you six essential factors that will help your images be more satisfying. Photography is like cooking a meal with all the necessary ingredients put together. In photo contests, images doesn’t usually have all of these characteristics. At some point, they may lack or even get extra amount of a particular ingredient. To guide you on precisely measuring every factor on how to make your photos become even more tasty and hopefully make it on top of photo contests, dig in below.

1. Stimulating Subject – Regardless of the theme of the photo competition you joined, choosing an interesting subject is important in making a good photograph.

2. Composition – these ingredient is composed of uniquely figuring out how to position the subject in harmony with all the elements in the image. In photo competitions,  Placing the main subject off-center is usually more interesting than dead-center. Experiment with positioning the subject in different areas of the frame to find the best composition for a particular scene.

3. Innovative Crop – cropping is necessary for pictures having quite excessive amounts of elements on it. In some cases, you may see a picture within a picture, making cropping in Photoshop required. Photography contests involve cropping away spectators in the background to draw more attention for the subject.

4. Precise Focus – People mostly rely on auto focus cameras but that doesn’t mean the camera knows where to focus most of the time. Make use of the camera’s focus lock feature, which makes you lock in the focus in a particular part of the subject or a scene. In photography contests, the main focus point of a person or an animal is the eye.

5. Light Management – If the contrast range of the subject or the scene is too broad, cameras can’t record them all in. In picture contests, accessories in managing light come in handy. There are three general types of accessories that can control light – reflector, diffuser and flash.

6. Check your Camera Setting – Since modern cameras allows you to switch settings in a few seconds, its better to check to it from time to time to avoid a ruined shot. The settings of camera must go in accordance of your subject, the weather and on the category of picture contests you are joining. One of the cool things about digital photography is that you can change many camera settings in an instant—ISO, white balance, image quality, exposure compensation, focus point, metering mode and so on.

To see how John Warton, senior photo editor at Photo Laureates reviews photographs and meet, go to www.thephotochallenge.com


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