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August 12, 2020 5:18pm

4 ways to get great pictures



Even if you're only an amateur photographer, there are some tricks to make your photos look really good and professional. Below I present 4 tips for anyone who would like to photograph even better.

Autobracketing

The first trick is autobracketing, which may also be called Flash Exposure Bracketing. This is a very helpful function when the scene is difficult to adjust, and we would like to get different kinds of exposure. With this function, the camera takes a series of shots at different exposure levels. The number of pictures we can take depends on the equipment we have. Thanks to this trick we get from several shots one photo with very good, almost perfect contrast.

Histogram

The second trick is the so-called histogram, which informs us about the exposure parameters. This is a graphical interpretation of the luminance distribution, so it is very important to learn how to interpret it best. The right axis and a strong increase in value on it informs us that the photograph is too bright. However, if we observe the vertex on the left side, we are sure that we will get a dark photo. The optimal situation is one in which the curve is harmoniously distributed over the entire histogram and no extremes are observed.

Photographic tricks

Long-term exposure

The third trick is the use of long-term exposure, which is a salvation for photographers struggling with low light because it increases photosensitivity. We also use long-term exposures when we do not have a tripod. However, one should be careful, because as the photosensitivity increases, so does the noise. Therefore, it is worthwhile to choose such instruments in which it is possible to control ISO values. The option to select the bulb mode is also very important, which allows you to set as long exposure time as you need to take a given photo.

Light measurement

The last of the presented tricks is light measurement. Some camera models have an additional mode, which is called spot mode or spot mode. It helps to record light on a small part of the frame, so that we can take a good quality photo of the object, which is even against a very bright background. Usually we have two options for setting the light measurement. We can either set a point measurement in the main menu of a given camera model, or assign it to one of the function keys that has not been assigned until now. This is an alternative to matrix measurement, i.e. normal light measurement in which the image settings can go too dark.