Taking photos is an art. It takes a lot of skill and experience to capture photos that are worth 1,000 words. This doesn’t just come naturally. Many people have spent years perfecting their craft of photography to build a portfolio that is actually worth spending money on.
Capturing the moment is a lot harder than one might think. If you’re new to photography, then you might be struggling to create the perfect photo that drops everyones jaw.
Here is a quick guide on how to capture the perfect moment, not matter where you are or who you’re with.
A photographer must always have their camera ready because you never know when the moment will strike. In most cases, these moments happen spontaneously, which means you can’t stumble through your bag to find your camera buried at the bottom underneath your smelly clothes and that week old banana you forgot about.
Stand ready for when those spontaneous moments happen by having your camera in hand and your eyes open wide looking out for the big picture (no pun intended).
Don’t Stop Until You Get Enough
When you’re capturing a special moment, don’t stop capturing it until it’s all said and done! You should continue snapping that shot right until the very end when you know the moment has died down and passed.
Many noob photographers will take one picture and want to look at it to evaluate their skills. Meanwhile, a dolphin just jumped out of the water behind the beautiful couple kissing on the beach at sunset.
See what you just missed!?
Your index finger should be on fire after holding down on that button to capture the moment(s) to catch every millisecond. Don’t make the rookie mistake of judging one photo while missing out on possible the best moment of your life.
Lights, Camera, ACTION!
Lighting is everything if you want to capture the perfect photo. Find a place that has natural lighting, or get creative and position yourself near light structures to put your perfect shot in the spotlight.
Once the lighting is right, it’s time to adjust the camera and start snapping photos. If you don’t have a steady hand, then think about purchasing a tripod to get the still shot that you’ve always been looking for.
If you’re out of natural light, and you have no structured lights to brighten up your spot (where the hell are you…?) then your camera should give off a flash to create the light that is needed right before capturing the photo. Most cameras have strong enough flashes to brighten up your spot, but double check your camera by doing a quick google search and seeing if a flash is sufficient.
Like we said, this is a quick guide on how to capture the perfect photo. If you were expecting something to blow your mind, then we’re sorry to disappoint. If you’ve found this at all helpful, then show kindness by sharing with other photographers around the globe.