Composition Rule: Rule of thirds

All of us have probably heard about the ‪#‎ruleofthirds‬.
It is splitting your frame into thirds for a better visual depth.
Here is how to apply it in 4 simple steps:
1. Enable the grid of your camera. (If your camera doesn’t have one, you can visualize it.)
2. The grid(or your visualization) divides the image into 9 equal parts with 4 intersection points.

3. Place your subject on any one of these points. If your subject is bigger like shown in the image below, place the approximate center of the image on the intersection point.  

Skull- rule of thirds

4. Now your image is composed. Click. If you aren’t happy with the image, try placing your image on another point.

 

Your shot is ready!

skull- composed shot

 

 

Photo Credits: Pratik Prabhu.

 

Have you taken any pics using this rule? Have you broken this rule ever? Let us know your thoughts. Share your pics with us and get them featured on this blog.

Keep Clicking! Keep learning!

 

How to direct any subject for great pictures

Whether you are taking photos of your college/ office mates or a professional model in a studio, you need to make sure your subject is relaxed, comfortable, and most of all happy. After all, people look their best when they are happy. Here are few tips that help us take fantastic pictures:

1. Do not ask him/her to Pose. When you ask your model to pose, he/she will indeed focus on posing and looking good. Instead, coach her to perform certain actions. This way, the expressions come natural, and the pose doesn’t look artificial.

2. Take the pressure off her, demonstrate the moves. That’s what the biggest directors in the industries swear by.

3. Create an emotion by putting a thought into the subject’s head. Create a story. For example, if you want her to blush, tell her that her crush is approaching her!

Pro Tip: Ask her to spell the vowels out loud: A, E, I, O, and U. This is a fantastic trick to get different expressions from a model. This eliminates the possibilities of the same dull smiling expression, and you get candid photos! Go ahead, look in the mirror and see for yourself!

You know Photography has changed your life when…

We all use our cameras as tools to envision something divine. It doesn’t matter if you use a simple point and shoot, or a phone camera or a fancy DSLR; we all have a vision that is unique. After all, if a camera could make an excellent picture, a typewriter could have written a great novel. You don’t need to have a 5D Mark III to take awesome images. You just need skills, and most of all, a vision.

For us, photography changed our lives completely in ways we could not think of. Photography alters perception, don’t you think?

Here’s what people from our team have to say:
Since four years of photography, I have learnt a lot, met many people. At the start of this journey, I was clueless as to what to do with my passion. With no training in Photography or any creative field for that matter, but a lot of passion and creativity, I took a leap. Never got to know how this hobby turned into passion and passion into profession. I met my mentor and best friend, who showed me all the hurdles in my path and guided me. Through criticism and practice, I learnt. To find out more, I received formal training in an institute. Not only I discovered techniques, but also gained confidence there. Photography gave me a job and a remarkable group of friends there. With similar backgrounds, our wavelengths had to match!
Photography has given me everything I have today: Friends, trusting people around me, support of my parents. Most of all: Self Confidence. ”

I’ve understood the importance of colors in life. I am happy that I chose Photography as a career. It brings confidence in me.

Photography has given me vision to see things differently. I can now tell stories through images. It is like a new language of communication.

“Photgraphy gave me a career. It gave me vision to see colors. I got to work in a creative field.”

Choosing photography as a career was the perfect decision I ever made. It works as a stress buster for me, which keeps me stress free even while “Working”. I have become observant in past few months, looking for pictures in anything I see. I have started noticing lights, where it comes from, its intensity, duration for which it is visible on any object.

We’ve learned to see an image even when we don’t have a camera in our hands. And that’s what every photographer needs to learn. When you know how your photo is going to be even before you capture it, you have most of the skills required to click fantastic pictures.

This amazing Canon Ad is what describes us perfectly. 😀

canonadvert
Photocourtesy: Digital Photographer

Do you gaze at the sunset with someone you love and think shutter speeds, ISO, and Aperture? Let us know your views. How did photography change your life? How do you use your camera as a passport to infinite exploration?

About us

We are a bunch of photographers. Like you, we’ve faced challenges and done few things wrong. With an experience of a few years, we’ve learnt a lot. And now we are here to share the knowledge.

Passion is what drives us to share our knowledge, experiences, challenges.