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Learn How to Take Great Photographs With These Simple Steps!

Photography is a great creative hobby, and an extremely useful skill set to have. Afterall, with the power of photography, we can capture unforgettable moments, and immortalize our memories in time. Simultaneously, we can revisit these moments whenever we want, and sometimes a beautifully captured photograph can reveal hidden details that we may not have noticed in real-time. 

The rise in digital technology has not only paved way for advanced cameras, but smartphones have changed the way we photograph, by equipping every person with the tools required to take a professional looking photograph. However, it’s easy to get overwhelmed especially when we look at the plethora of cameras available in the market today, and the aesthetic looking pictures on our Instagram feeds. Fear not, for we have compiled an easy guide, so that you can also capture beautiful photographs right from your homes at G Residen, Pantai Hillpark and Seni Mont Kiara

Aperture

Aperture is known as the opening through which light travels. In photography, the aperture controls the amount of light which enters the lens. When taking a photograph with a digital camera, it is important to consider the effect that the aperture can have on your photograph. The picture will change depending upon whether the aperture is large (opened) or small (closed). The numerical values of the difference in the size of the aperture is known as the f-number, where widening the aperture reduces the f-number while closing it will increase the aperture. Once you change the f-number, you not only control the amount of light entering the camera, but also the size of area which appears in focus. In a nutshell, if you change your aperture to a larger f-number, then your resulting photograph along with its background will be super sharp.

Watch the video below for an in-depth understanding of aperture:

Composition

Composition is another important aspect of photography, and it refers to the placement of all the elements in the photograph. Useful tips to remember include keeping your horizon level, and eliminating any random items that may appear in the background. Furthermore, make sure you do not cut off any part of your subject. The easiest composition guideline to implement is the “Rule of Thirds” which essentially means dividing up important photographs of your image into a 3×3 grid, so that the overall image is equally distributed into 9 parts. This will add structure to your photographs and make them more aesthetically appealing. This is an especially useful tip when photographing buildings such as G Residence Desa Pandan, rent room G Residence KLCC, Seni Mont Kiara condo for rent KL, and Pantai Hillpark Bangsar

Shutter Speed

Shutter speed, also known as exposure time refers to the amount of time the camera is exposed to light, as well as the amount of time the camera’s shutter is open. Through the shutter speed, you can control the brightness of your photograph, as well as create dramatic effects such as freezing action or blurring motion. Motion blur can be achieved by using a long shutter speed, which exposes your sensor for a long time. This will allow moving images in your photograph to appear as blurred. This effect is ideal for landscape images with flowing water such as waterfalls and rivers, where the water will appear moving, while the rest of the image remains sharp.

Slow shutter speed on the other hand, allows photographers to capture images in a dimly lit environment or at night. Shutter speed can also be used to create the opposite effect of stop motion. This can be used to capture details that are normally not visible to the naked eye. For e.g. if you use a fast shutter speed, you can capture water as sharp individual droplets or eliminate motion from fast moving objects such as cars.Shutter speed can also be used to adjust the brightness of your photograph to your benefit. For e.g. a fast shutter speed may be used during when there’s a lot of sunlight so that your resulting photograph does not appear too white or overexposed. 

We hope these tips have been useful and motivated you to make use of your camera and take photographs of your friends and family, as well as nature and buildings such as for sale Pantai Hillpark


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