6 Things every photographer must think before clicking a picture

By - July 12, 2017

‘Practise makes a man perfect'. This is a quote which all of us have been taught when we were in school.

 

All of us were forced to study Maths, even when we did not like just by convincing us with this quote. But, yes the saying is correct. Definitely, practise makes a man perfect, no matter in which field. And photography is a thing which can never improve by learning the rocket science but only by practicing. Photography is something very personal. One can definitely teach you the techniques of a better photography but can never teach you how to photograph. It is always your reflection of your thoughts, your vision, and your perspective. Even if you are not a professional photographer, still before clicking you will always imagine the picture of a particular thing in your mind and then you want to click it in the same way as you have imagined. This is the beauty of photography. But, before just going on to click a picture, every photographer must ask these things to oneself to click the best pictures. Here are 6 things every photographer must think before clicking a picture.

 

HOW ABOUT THE FRAMING OF THE PHOTO

The framing of the photo is extremely very important and you need to set the focus on the main thing which you are clicking. Suppose you are picturing a girl in front of a monument and your focus is the monument and not the girl, the girl is just there casually, then your framing should be set on the monument but the framing should include the girl as well as the monument. And for this, you just have to be creative enough and set the framing which not looks cringy and also people should get to understand that the entire picture is centered around. The frame should be made as such that the picture looks calm and people can understand your story.

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IMAGE COURTESY: LAUREN PHOTOGRAPHY

 

THE STORY BEHIND THE PICTURE

There is always a story behind a picture. There are memories and stories attached to every picture. It happens in our daily life that we find many amusing things and we click the pictures of those randomly. The equipment we use are so well designed that obviously, the picture comes amazing. But, when you need to professionally capture something, you cannot just depend on your phones or camera. You have to be creative yourself. You need to figure out that what is the story behind any particular picture. This is the best way to deliver the best photos. These things every photographer must think before clicking a picture and you are sorted.

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IMAGE COURTESY: 121 CLICKS

 

THE PERFECT TIME TO SHOOT

The most important element in photography is light. Even when we are clicking selfies, we always search for the place that has the best light. Different kinds of photos require different lightening and clicking all the photos in the same light in which you are comfortable is a mistake that you are doing. Different photos have different themes and the best pictures depend upon good lightening. So, you must decide the correct time for your shots.

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IMAGE COURTESY: 500 PX ISO

 

THE WORK ON THE SETTINGS

 A person cannot master all the trades from the first shot itself. If you are an amateur photographer and you are learning tips then surely you may go wrong sometimes when it comes to the settings of the camera. Again for this, you need proper practice. Like the lights, the same settings cannot work everywhere too. You may be making lots of technical mistakes at the start but you can surely improve with it. You can note down all the errors and mistakes you did in the settings that resulted in bad photos. And you can improve on all these things in the next time.

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IMAGE COURTESY: CARIOLINE

 

IS ANOTHER SHOT NEEDED

It is a very genuine thing. You may click a picture and then when you see it, you cannot decide whether it is nice picture or can you do better. You may feel that you gave your best but pictures are not coming good. You may want to give up thinking that it is a bad day for you. But that cannot be the case. Yes, you may be tired, you may be exhausted clicking the same background back and again but you can still give one more shot every time, till you are done. You will always get the final verdict on the final picture that you have clicked. You won't ever be judged for the hours you spent on clicking a specific picture but the final picture. So, make your efforts count.

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IMAGE COURTESY: DSP

 

THE RELEVANCY OF A PARTICULAR PICTURE

If you love photography, you must be clicking pictures of several things be it natural ambiance, wildlife, fashion, travels and many more things. And it is good as you should be diversified in your work. You can also upload all your pictures on the social media and get popularity. But you should also know that to what category that pictures relates to or belongs to. If you have to hang your picture in an exhibition, you would always prefer pictures of wildlife, fashion but you will not prefer your personal travel pictures. So, thinking beforehand that where the picture perfectly belongs to, will make you understand that where can you use the pictures. Also, if you want to sell your photos or want to feature them, you must be selective about the pictures you are sending. So, keep in mind that a particular picture can be used where and how. You will be greatly benefited with this.

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IMAGE COURTESY: DPS

 

So, these were some of the things every photographer must think before clicking a picture. If you are able to sort these things in your mind, you will see the difference in your photography. Like noting down the things while making notes is important similarly noting these things while photographing will make you better.

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