A good picture has the ability to communicate with people. A good picture speaks a thousand words. People generally believe that a good picture needs an expert photographer behind the camera. Yes, it does but simple photography tricks can do wonders and can make you look like a skilled photographer.
Sheldon Evans is a well-known photographer in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is famous for his wedding photography. He has compiled a video showing just five tricks that improve photography skills, making you look like a professional. We will explain these five tricks to you. Take a look:
#1 Fake Bokeh effect (Fake Blur Effect)
Bokeh Effect- the out of focus effect is a quality of blur produced by the out of focus parts of the image. We generally see many pictures on the internet with this Bokeh effect in which the object is the only focus of the picture and the background is blur making the object look more prominent.
We can fake this Bokeh-effect by taking an already clicked blur picture and keeping our object in front of it. This makes our object resemble the Bokeh effect and we are left with a beautiful professional-clicked picture.
#2 Plastic Bag Softbox
A plastic bag can be used to deal with the problem of shadow appearing on the picture when flashed which generally spoils the picture.
This is the picture where the photographer did not use the plastic air-filled bag.
And this is the picture where the photographer used the plastic air-filled bag.
#3 Video Slider Using Towel
Are your videos too shaky when you try to make a slider video? We all face this problem but we have a fix for you. Take a towel and use it as a base of your slider as it can easily move making your picture less shaky.
#4 Lens Flares
So, if you keep experimenting with lens flare effect and fail in capturing a good flare picture, we have a trick for you. Just get yourself a spare C.d and putting it below the lens just diagonally tilt it to get the best flare picture.
#5 Matchstick Burn Effect
Last but not the least this matchstick trick is simple yet useful. This trick gives you the desired burned effect while capturing the picture. You just have to put a burning matchstick in front of the lens just to give it a burned effect.
These five tricks were useful but at the same time were very simple. These tricks use objects that are part of our household items. These powerful tricks will change the way you capture pictures. So, what are you waiting for? Just try this simple tricks and impress people with your photography skills.