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Indoor and Outdoor photography Techniques

Indoor And Outdoor Photography
  • Vatsal Modi
  • April 18, 2018

A camera is nothing but a device that converts light into emotions which we desire to be preserved forever. Light is the key element in photography. Here are some tips that will make your photography look as good as professional photographers. Photography method usually changes because of the surrounding as different surrounding have different light conditions. To encounter them in a very generic way, we can categorize them into outdoor and indoor photography. Unless you require a strong shadow or you desire to take advantage of the sunshine, you shouldn't go outdoors at high noon. Strong shadows can cause blunt perversions in perception. If you want to do portrait photography you must know that clicking photos indoor and outdoor requires different ways. If you are shooting indoors, you may struggle initially while making the change to an outdoor setup. You should know what to expose, using the ambient lighting for a pleasant effect and using an external light to complement the ambient lighting. Diffused sunlight is soft and makes photographing easier. Observe your surroundings and find several places which would be perfect for your photography.

Make Your Own Tone by using a translucent umbrella, sheet or shower curtain. If you want to take photos of food, products or crafts, you would definitely want a good quality of the image because this kind of photography requires a 360-degree light to make sure that none of its elements are shadowed. And this is where the idea of light box comes in. It can be made by using a cardboard box and 4 lamps and few white papers. This light box works amazingly. You can use the brightness of sun to your most to photograph sun flares, starbursts, outlines, etc. Indoor photography is a bit challenging. The intensity of light is complicated which makes it hard to focus and capture something. It has many light sources which combine to produce various colors in your photographs. If you have horizontal blinds, you can try an angle which will bounce the light from a wall or the ceiling for added depth. Your object will look less flat with light hitting it from the side. Make proper utilization of flash and use it as and when required.

Know your camera’s ISO boundaries. You should come to know when it starts getting grainy so that you can increase your ISO to the highest value while maintaining quality. Every camera model is different, so it may seem that some may have higher noise tolerance than others. Try to find out about yours always. Knowing your ISO would be very beneficial during night photography because you have to get your exposure sufficient enough to make your object in focus. Meaning, keep your camera’s flash off unless it’s unavoidable because it produces disturbing shadows and absolutely darkens the background. Red-eye and odd coloring are also due to flash. You could soften your camera flash by attaching a visiting card or something like that. Make sure that you know your camera very well so that you can control the power of the flash and play with that. Always make sure that the image has sufficient light so that the object is never out of focus.