It is time to get back to the simple photography tips in 2015. So here are three more for you to consider, critique and play around with. Once again I am focusing on tips that can be used with any camera.
1. Altering the Perspective
Most of shoot a picture standing straight at the eye level. Since almost everyone does that, it leads to a very similar perspective in our photographs. So it pays to change the perspective. I took this picture on the Redang Island in Malaysia where I was traveling with a bunch of 100 media people from all over Asia. And I saw people going great lengths for getting a different perspective!
Now I will be truthful, I have not gone on my elbows and knees but I have gone on my knees. It is easier to bend and put my cell phone really down towards the ground! I will happily climb up to get a better picture or a different view. So next time give it a try! And if you are curious as to what he was clicking he was clicking baby turtles released on the beach.
2. Slowing Down
Most of us have a limited amount of time to spend at any location. There have been countless trips where I would like to spend more time at a particular location to get a feel of it. Alas it doesn’t happen for various reasons. We are in a hurry, we are part of a group or we have a restless child with us. I am sure you have many more to add too.
I clicked the picture above while I was standing on a hillock in Batal. I had all the time in the world. I could see my nephew and others walking back. I wanted to include them as dots against the mountain to show the scale. Now if this was a hurried climb to the hill with a big group I am not sure I would even notice them walking on the road. Maybe that is why I like walking so much, that way if I see something interesting, I can always stop and click a picture!
3. Shooting in All Light
I love golden hours. However, as I realized that are a lot more hours of light other than golden hours and I am usually out visiting interesting places at all time of the day. I still sulk a lot when I am someplace interesting in harsh light. I sulk equally when it is all mist and clouds.
But I am slowly getting around to taking pictures irrespective of the weather. I took this one on a foggy day in Gulmarg.
Let me know how do you find this set of tips!