I am not sure how many camera independent tips for better photography I am really aware of but it is fun raking my brains. So here is the second post in the series. No matter what camera you use, you can try these simple photography tips.
Don’t ask me why a picture becomes pleasing when it has leading lines, it just does. Some say it is because it guides the eye along those lines and takes you through the scene more effectively. Search for leading lines and see the gorgeous pictures the internet throws up. Once again this is a tip that can be used independent of the camera you are using. Also we unconsciously keep combining the tips all the time. By all means I will look for leading lines along with good light. Took this picture way back in 2011 on a work trip to UK.
If I find a lot of colors I know that is the picture to take. It is not easy to always find colorful scenarios but don’t overlook them when you find them. I saw hoard of tourists walking past this door without giving it a second glance and yet it had such beautiful colors! I would have used it as a backdrop for group photographs but then I was traveling solo on that occasion. I did ask someone to click my picture against the backdrop though. And colors look good irrespective of the camera they were clicked with!
Try putting your camera in the flash off mode. Even in most simple cameras and cell phones we can switch off the flash or use the mode where the flash does not fire. Why? Try clicking a picture where the flash fired automatically. Then take the same picture with flash off mode. You will see the difference. When the built-in flash is fired it makes the photo quite harsh and blown out. I took this picture at the night market in Bangkok and yet the light was sufficient to take it without flash with my cell phone.
That is it in this post. Let us see what else I can think of next week. Why don’t you share your favorite tips with me in the comments?