As a Dundee photographer, it can be somewhat frustrating to take clear images with your camera, especially when you are not using a conventional camera. Nowadays, we have a variety of devices which possess cameras, the most famous is our mobile phones.
As a professional or amateur photographer, you still need certain tricks to ensure that you take clear pictures every time regardless of which camera you use. These tricks are quite simple to implement even though they are not out there for everyone. I have been in your shoes before but I have been able to figure out a few tricks to improve my camera pictures.
In this article, I want to share these tricks to help you as a Dundee Photographer improve your camera pictures, especially when using a low-quality camera.
Light up your subject sufficiently
The more lit up your subject is, the better the resulting image will be. You might consider turning the lights in the room on even though it can affect the color balance of the image. You will need to create a better picture by working on the white balance on your camera. You should however that when your camera doesn’t have a strong flash you shouldn’t work with too many bright lights.
Increase your proximity to the subject
Most low-quality cameras have poor zoom in capacities so if you are going to shoot a picture you need to get close to the subject. When you zoom in with this kind of camera such as a phone camera, you end up making the picture blurry. Getting too close can also cause some bit of distortion in the image so you need to watch how close you get to the subject.
This trick is common with all forms of photography, you must keep still so get clearer images. Since your camera is likely not to have enough light it will need to balance out the effect by keeping the shutter open for longer. This means that you must stay very still else your image will be blurry. The trick here is to lean the hand holding the camera against a still object like a wall or ledge so your movements don’t cause vibrations that will distort the image.
Edit on your computer
It is very tempting to use the inbuilt editing effects that come with low-end cameras but the reality is that doesn’t cut it. It is best you wait, transfer the images to your PC, and edit them there. Just make sure your shots are in high-resolution color, this way you can manipulate them however you want on your PC to get you the desired outcome.
Don’t discard mistakes
Some images might seem terrible when you view them on your camera and you see them as mistakes that you should discard. My advice is this, keep the pictures till you have transferred them to your PC. They will probably look better or at least have some part you can still use.
Ensure your lens is always clean
Most times, because the device is small, the lens can get dirty. It is important to watch for this before taking shots and clean the lens when the need arises. This way you are bound to have clearer photos.
I hope these tips will help you improve your camera pictures as a Dundee photographer and reach Chris Scott level. Leave me your questions or additional tips in the comment section, I’d love to hear from you.