Festivals and parties have always been an opportunity for dressing up, meeting up with people, enjoying great food and of course, clicking gorgeous pictures and selfies. Speaking of pictures, what better an occasion for you to photograph beautiful candids than a festival? Be it the vibrant colours of Christmas, the traditions of Eid, or the illuminated happiness of Diwali, every little detail and moment looks extraordinary when captured in your camera.
So, now that another exciting festival-Diwali- is here, all photographers are ready with their cameras, eagerly waiting to shoot diyas, rangolis, jhumkas, Indian wear and fireworks with their cameras! WPC brings to you 5 tips you want up your sleeve for this Diwali!
Zoom Into Diyas & Lamp Decorations:
Random clicks of Diwali decorations in the background do not have as much of an appeal as focused, angled frames that capture small decorations and diyas in zoomed perspective. This year, apart from a picture which incorporates all the beautiful decorations of your house or party, click snaps which highlight the finest details of your rangolis and candles and even the lighting. Diwali album will turn into a breath-taking portfolio of colours and technique!
Go For Natural Candids:
While family portraits are customary for every festival, this Diwali you should divert your attention to a new trend that’s catching everyone’s eye; candids. Now, although, pre-meditated candid pictures are a commonality on social media these days, as a photographer you should use technique and good timing to capture natural candid photos, with people laughing, bursting crackers, or making beautiful rangolis.
The Bokeh Effect
When you hear “Diwali”, the first thing that crosses our mind is a picture of brightly lit houses, draped in strands of colourful bulbs. Such a scenery is ideal for some bokeh pictures! With bokeh, 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
Shoot Fireworks From Afar
Fireworks are what define any Diwali celebration. The illuminated star like sparles of an “anaar” or “phooljhadi” are a must-snap in your camera or smartphone! But it may not be advisable to go amidst firecrackers with your precious camera, and so your DSLR should have a long lens which zooms in to a considerable extent, and allows you to capture stunning fireworks in the sky, from a safe distance. (However, firecrackers must be used judiciously, keeping in mind our responsibility towards a safe environment.
As they say, a little caution never hurt anyone! It is import6ant that you protect your camera and equipment from the smoke of firecrackers and the danger of diyas. It is also advisable that for this occasion, you use a cheaper lens, which if damaged or scratched can be easily replaced.
So get set go this Diwali and seize moments of happiness and magic into memorable frames! Log on www.worldphotographersclub.com and avail our latest Festive Sale on all online photography courses! Best online courses on basics of photography, street and wedding photos and even iPhone photography, in exciting discounts and prices!
Register today, learn art & technique and make all your Diwali and Eids memorable!