Every photographer wants to be more creative in their photography. You spent a lot of money on a large digital camera and yet your photos are not like those in books and magazines. How do you create photos that look amazing? Here are five keys to make you more creative.
- Know your camera
The most important thing to learn in any hobby or profession is how to use the negotiation tools. To be more creative in your photo, you need to familiarize yourself with the camera. And you understood me correctly, photography, not digital photography. The photo has not changed. You can use digital instead of a movie, but it’s still the art of photography. Knowing all the features of your camera, especially the use of aperture, shutter speed and ISO, is essential to become a more creative photographer.
- Use your brain
A creative photographer is a thinking photographer. Take your time and think before firing an object. Resist the temptation to press the shutter button and think about what you are going to do. The photographer had twenty-four or thirty-six shots, and should have been more attentive, since it was much more expensive than the digital one. A lost and thoughtless shot costs money.
- Exercise “100 shots”
As soon as you think about your photo, it’s time to be creative. We can be very one-dimensional in our thinking, and this limits our creativity. There are better ways to shoot an object than stand directly from it and shoot. So, let’s be creative. Find an article or article, look at it carefully and then remove it in a hundred different ways. It’s hard? You bet it seems difficult, but as soon as you start, you will find it becomes easier.
- View your final photo
Very often we try to take a picture pointing at the camera and hoping for the best, without knowing what the final shot will look like. Look at your subject without a camera in the eye. Turn around and think about the final image. What do you want in the photo and what will you exclude? With a clear idea in mind, not only will you have what you need to fight, but you can also plan your image. From the end, you can make adjustments and be more creative as you add the idea of the final image.
- Practice, practice, practice
Ask any of my students and they will tell you that this moment is my personal photographic mantra. There is nothing to replace the practice. An athlete or an artist develops his art for hours, so why not you? Continuous shooting and processing bring you closer to impressive and more frequent shots. You will learn what it takes to capture a great image, and you can repeat it until you start taking truly creative photos continuously.