Ever get jealous looking at the portfolios of renowned photographers? The perfect underwater shot, the accuracy of the lighting and the out of focus snaps, everything, just fills us with wonderment and envy.
When we look at perfectly shot smiles and pouts in a frame, we also take into account the efforts put in creating those moments and producing the best results by using equipment and technique.
However, not all of us, as beginners or amateur photographers have the right kind of equipment or technique to create those perfect shots.
Well WPC brings to you a few simple DIY tricks which will bring an end to your dejection and help you capture magic in a frame easy-peasy!
LENS FOR FOCUS
To get an out-of-focus picture for a dreamy shot, this commonly used technique can give great results. Using Vaseline to blur the edges of the frame results in a perfect out-of-focus shot. However, we won’t suggest applying Vaseline directly to your camera lens because the lens needs to be protected at all costs, but you can use a cheap lens filter which you’re not worried about damaging and apply the Vaseline on such a filter for the results you want.
Another effect is to use a net at the source of the light to give your picture a creative edge. Just a simple smile and shoot and turn your picture into a proficient frame which reflects talent and innovation!
SHEETS IN WINDOWS
Lighting is the basis of how good your picture comes out to be. A picture can easily fail to attract the eye simply because of poor lighting despite the right background or angle. In the absence of sophisticated lighting, you can rely on a well-lit window at your studio or home and create enchanting stories. Using differently colored translucent sheets as covers on the window helps create different hues for a natural looking filter effect.
The bokeh effect multiplies an image’s appeal and if you get a scope for creativity then grab it! Instead of having a standard circular bokeh appearance, you can create your own bokeh shapes for the background for a more mystical effect. With bokehs, the key is to use the lowest aperture value; the lower the value the better bokeh effect you get. This effect is based on the shallow depth of field, and an important point to remember for the ideal bokeh effect.
A hack that has become increasingly popular is one which allows you to click exquisite under-water pictures without the hassle of extravagant arrangements. If you have an air-tight zip-lock bag, what you can do is pack your camera in a ziplock bag, and tighten the bag around the lens with a disposable frame, for better clarity. Now, this tightly packed camera can be placed within an aquarium and after you put it on a timer. However, this trick involves extra-caution because it’s risky, and any glitch can damage your camera. Its best to first practice on a disposable Nikon Camera.
So here are the most favorite hacks photographers want up their sleeve, for more efficiency and perfection. Try these out today and see the transformation in your portfolio!
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Written By Smriti Rajiv Sharma