How to Take Good Pictures without an Expensive Camera

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Have you ever tried presenting the same camera instrument to a casual and “professional” photographer? You will be shocked by the results and how different the pictures look in the hands of an expert.

If you are thinking, “good camera plus a professional equals good pictures,” well, this article will change your mind. 

No, an individual with an expensive camera is not necessarily a good photographer.

It’s really all about the man behind the camera and never too much about the gear. A great photographer looks at things differently, and that is what we call the “photographer’s eye.” Once you learn to view things with a photographer’s eye, your pictures will never be the same.

Tips on Taking Incredible Shots without an Expensive Camera

Lenses are always more essential than the camera itself. You will get better outputs with a more distinguished quality lens on a more modest camera body than a more affordable lens on an expensive camera. So, the camera doesn’t always matter; the lens almost always does.

The golden spiral is a composition technique that is based on the mathematical Fibonacci series. It has been in use since ancient times in sculptures, arts, and architecture. The golden spiral technique is helpful in creating pleasing and beautiful compositions in picture-taking, as well. Learn and use this technique for incredible pictures. 

Make pictures regularly. Don’t be scared of snapping that shutter! The more pictures you take, the higher the potential for achieving that magazine-quality output. Mainly when using digital equipment, snap that shutter. Keep taking photos.

Play with colors. Since the time Homosapien’s first evolved, we can all agree on one thing. We, humans, are drawn to colorful things, and we respond differently to different colors. I don’t want to deep into the subject of colors here; however, what you need to know is this:

  1. Photography is all about colors. Choose your subjects based on that.
  2. Some playful color combinations are evergreen, for example, a blue sea with an orange sunset.
  3. A splash of colors can be disordered but also be sometimes enjoyable.

Shapes and lines make the backbone of photography. Sunset on a beach is a horizontal line, a mountain with a cloud on top is a vertical line; roads create zigzag lines, and so on. It would be best if you learned how to play with these lines to click memorable pictures. Shapes are similar to lines in photography. Please put them in the best places, and you get an outstanding photo.

Thank you, Now You Know.

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