Taking the perfect shot does depend on the competency on the camera. However, the beauty of the picture relies mainly on the skills and capabilities of the photographer. So, do know that having an expensive camera does not make you a professional. There are various ways in which you can capture stunning photos without having to spend too much money on expensive tools and gadgets. Listed below are some such hacks that you can make use of.
Lamps Make Good Tripods
If you are do not have a tripod when you are planning to take perfect picture, try using a lamp stand instead. All you need to do is to remove the lamp shade off and fix the camera in its position. You need to screw the camera into the holder to ensure that it won’t fall off. You camera will easily fit on since the bolt size of the shade is similar to the bolt size of the tripod. Though it might be helpful everywhere, since you need a lamp stand, this piece of improvisation will make you like the coolest professional in the market.
Bribe the Kids
Individuals who are involved with family photography will know the struggle of taking pictures of children. When you try to take picture of them, kids have a tendency to look everywhere but at the camera. The best way to grab their attention, especially with babies, is to fix a toy or a colorful attraction on top of the camera. This will catch the child’s attention and give you enough time to take a few shots.
Turn Light into Darkness
When it comes to wedding and other types of family photography, the shoots are most often conducted during the day time. The problem with this is the lighting is the same for every picture due to natural sun light. In such situations, what you can do is, turn the power in your flash to the maximum level. This will make the subject really bright and once you change the camera setting to expose, it will make the background dark and give the illusion of night time.
A Bokeh at the back of a picture can increase its appeal to a great degree. Most people do not know that it is quite easy to include in any picture. You can simply do this by cut a piece of black paper and cut out your preferred shape in the middle. This will enable you to get an effect Bokeh into the picture.
Even though they might sound simple and crazy, the next time you take a picture; try out these tricks to know how effective they actually are.