When you are taking a photo of an object, you need to try and centre the item in the frame. This gives the best photograph as it makes the image easier on the eye and a bit more symmetrical.
This is also a good idea as if you ever want to print the photograph out in the future, there is always the chance that some cropping may need to be done, especially if it is a strange print size you require. If the photograph has the object right up against one side, half of it can be lost when printing due to the cropping.
So always bear this in mind when taking photographs of single objects!
You may think the following is very obvious when taking photographs, but I have made the mistake several times and have only realised when I have downloaded and viewed the photographs back at home.
When you are taking photographs on a bright, sunny day, you need to be very careful of your shadow. You need to stand in a position where the Sun is not directly behind you, otherwise your shadow will loom over the target item or area. This is particularly problematic when you are taking photographs of items such as flowers where you need to get up close and personal.
It can be particularly difficult on the brightest days, as sometimes you can’t see the digital screen on the camera, and end up just aiming in the general direction of the object you are photographing. In this case, it is best to take several images from different angles, ensuring that at least one of the photographs shouldn’t have your shadow in it.
Having a really good zoom on your camera will help eradicate this problem, as you obviously don’t have to stand as close to something like a flower, so it is a lot easier to make sure that your shadow is nowhere near the target area.
So, when taking photographs, just keep this in the back of your mind, as it may stop you from ruining some otherwise perfect photographs! Good luck!
Just a quick note to say that I have now uploaded all of my galleries to this news blog, apart from the snow gallery as there is nothing in there as of yet. I have photographs to add over the next few days, so come back and take a look.