7 Best DIY Photography Tips

DIY in photography stands for Do It Yourself. It is all about creativity and innovation. It is regarded as a method or process of modifying, building or repairing things without the guidance of professionals or experts. The term DIY has been taken on a wider span. The term DIY in photography means creating a virtual image of the object that is to be captured by the camera. It entirely depends upon how much a photographer is creative and how better does he or she can think regarding a particular photo. The photographer needs to find out the different ways and angles to take a specific picture. Okay, now that you have known enough about DIYs, back to the point!

7 Best DIY Photography Tips

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It is found that a considerable number of youngsters pursue photography as their career. Of course. After all, it is one of the most popular, upcoming, and widely chosen profession. Now days wedding photography is also becoming very famous and is a very sort after career. You can check out the list of the wedding photographer in Delhi to see the depth and professionalism in their photography works. 
Actually a good photographer needs to focus more on individuality, i.e., one must have their own creative skills to identify the best photo angle from even a more straightforward scenario. The more one works on creativity, the better it is reflected in the photo. The photography phase has changed a lot with time as in previously people used to capture photos on digital cameras, but nowadays it's all about SLR (Single Lens Reflex) and DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex).

So, you would want to know further how to get hold of those amazing photo effects, right!

Here I am.

Let's know about the seven best photography tips which are as follows:

1) The Third Rule ~This tip helps one to get an eye-catching scene captured in his or her camera by making proper use of the camera. To use the third rule, imagine four lines, two lying horizontally across the image and two vertical creating nine even squares. Focus on the centremost square. That will help you gather the right image.

2) Creating a sense of depth ~ A photo must create such sense of depth that the viewer must feel like he or she is present over there. A small aperture should be used to keep that background sharp. A sharp background gives that intense look to your picture. Using a tripod is way better to get good clicks.

3) Use the Triangle Exposure ~ To get good clicks by looking at their best in terms of exposure and overall appearances, and one needs to master on the three basics: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO.

4) Use a filter ~ A filter added on the photo makes the photo look more eye-catching and attractive. Limitless filters are being produced today by several DSLRs which are used by the photographers as per the demand of the picture.

5) Simple Background ~ Try to keep the background as simple as possible. A good picture always focuses on anyone object among the multiple objects to get a good click.

6) Choosing the right ISO ~ The ISO setting determines how sensitive the camera is to light and also how fine the grain of the image. The ISO chosen depends on the situation.

7) Stop using flash indoors ~ Flash can look harsh and unnatural especially for indoor portraits. Therefore, there are various ways one can take an image indoors without resorting to flash.

 These are the top seven DIY photography tips. But, some of you might be looking for stuff that may make your pics look DSLR-like with crisp edges. Buying the expensive gadgets online may burn holes in your pocket. Therefore, here I have some tips up my sleeves to give you the same effects that those gadgets can provide.

7 Best DIY Photography Tips

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In case you've been looking for some household DIYs to click amazing photos, here are a few tips:

1. Switch to Making Your Own Lightbox

Take a clean sheet of paper and tape. Now, work on taping the paper to a window. Put the object that you want to click in front of the paper and switch to Av mode of your DSLR with changing the aperture to f/8, and ISO to 100. Choose the Exposure Compensation to +1 or +2, adjust your focus and click! There you are. Crisp and clear. Wasn't that easy? Do you want to try more? Look below!

2. Try out some Bokeh Shapes

For this, you will require a DSLR camera. Also, choose the lens with a large aperture. Get some knowledge on crisp bokeh photography. Take a rectangular shaped black paper. Use your pencil to create different shapes and cut those out with a pair of scissors. You can also use a Craft knife or a paper cutter for this purpose to cut out different shapes. Try putting on some Christmas lights to give a special effect. Now, make a round tube and insert one of its end to your lens. While on the other end, attach one of the papers that you have just cut out. Now, with a low aperture setting perfect for bokehs, shoot in manual focus mode. Face towards your light source and use the cut out shapes to shoot photos.

Umm hmm… a bit challenging, I see. But, that is just the matter of a few practice sessions, and you will soon be a pro in it.

3. Try Using a Sandwich Bag to Create that Hazy look on Your Photos

 Of course, eat away your snack quickly as your camera needs the bag for those quick amazing clicks. Now, attach the sandwich bag to your lens and Click! Click! You will get your clean and hazy photos!

4.  Are you looking for those Soft-Focus Lens Effects? Here it is!

Cut out a large square from a plain plastic. Apply some vaseline on the plastic and click. Now, are you using the gauze? Then, try this out! Cut out the fabric with scissors and attach it to your camera lens with the loose ends over the lens. This will provide you with some amazing soft-focus lens effects.

 5. A Tea Strainer to Create the Exciting Shadow Effects

If you have been looking forward to using natural light through a small opening, then this tip is just going to work perfectly! Make sure that the light that you are focusing on is strong enough and close to the strainer. With this, you will receive strong shadows that may provide beautiful patterns of highlighted depth.

So, there you go! These are some juiciest tips to click pictures like a pro. Share this blog with your friends too to let them know how great and easy it is to get awesome photos. Go on!