My love for photography has inspired me to constantly carry out research to find out better ways to improve my photography results. After years of sieving through the general information on the internet, I have realized that there is really nothing new added to the previous tips I had read about years ago.
This means that many people have stopped being creative, I took it upon myself to carry out personal investigations with the aim of finding out better ways to capture amazing photographs even when in a disadvantaged situation. I hope you will find the following tips useful. They work, I have personally tested them out.
1. Your lampstand is an excellent substitute for a tripod
If you every find yourself in a situation where a group photograph needs to be taken but there is no tripod, quickly grab the nearest lamp stand. Carefully take off the lamp shade and screw on the camera onto the stand. I noticed that these lamp stands have the same screw thread as our cameras; now all you need to do is position your focus to capture the entire group and starts taking your shots.
2. Take out the lens to get awesome macro shots
I was skeptical about this photography trick at first, it took only a few trials to convince me that it was simply a great way to get fantastic results. All you need to do is take off the lens and hold it up in front of the camera, what you have just achieved is a macro lens.
There are four important factors to consider when using this technique to get the best results.
1.For this to work, you will have to switch the camera into manual operation mode.
2.The best results will be attainable when you use lens measuring 50mm prime or an 18 inch, 55mm model. I arrived at this considering the ideal focal length is 50mm.
3.In the manual mode, you will have to take charge of the focus by adjusting your position closer or further away from your shot.
4.You will have to also manually operate the aperture, this is done by locating the aperture control switch usually located at the back of the lens.
Not still satisfied? You might find holding the lens a bit awkward; you can get the reverse lens mount for about $7 this will hold the lens firmly without your support. To ensure that every minute detail is captured, you need to use a tripod for stability while shooting.