5 Photography Techniques Which You Might Not Know Already

If you want to become a designer, you won’t necessarily take good photography skills. However, if you pose this knowledge, then you’ll be able to take your skills to a whole new level. Even if you just do photography for fun, knowing some proper techniques will help you amaze your friends and relatives. So, why not start thinking like a pro? Here are 5 different photography techniques which you may use in this regard:

1. HDR

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HDR was initially used in 3D modeling, but it has recently become a trend in photography too. HDR (also known as HDRI or High Dynamic Range) is a techniques set which allows for a greater area of luminance between the darkest and the lightest pieces of an image, thus resulting in a photo with an otherworldly appearance. However, HDR is also used to represent the light levels from real scenes more accurately, ranging from a faint starlight to direct sunlight. The result is often represented by amazing images which stand out of the crowd.

If you want to create a HDR, then you’ll basically need a few different shots of the same scene. Usually, a minimum of 2 photos having different exposure settings are needed to create HDR images. For the best results though, a number of 3 or more shots is recommended, which you are later to compile in an image editor such as Photoshop.

2. Panorama

Panorama photos can be simply described as very wide-angle photos made by stitching different pictures to one another. Most cameras are capable of shooting panorama photos, with newer models even being able to stitch them automatically. However, great results can also be achieved by merging the photos in Adobe Photoshop, with the help of the Photomerge command.

3. Freelensing

One of the newest photographing techniques on the market is called freelensing. With the help of this method, you are able to create either macro photography or tilt shifts in a simple, yet highly rewarding manner. In order to do freelensed photos, you’re going to need a SLR camera and a 50mm (or bigger) lens. Simply hold the lenses in front of the camera’s sensor without attaching them, then delicately tilt the body until you obtain a clear focus. The results are quite astonishing.

4. Bokeh

According to Wikipedia, bokeh represents a type of blur of aesthetic quality which appears in out-of-focus areas of images where light is present. Bokeh can be easily spot on parts of the scene which lie outsides the camera depth of field. Some photographers deliberately use this technique in order to create prominent and artistic out-of-focus regions. If you want to create them too, simply focus your camera on a point which is closer to you, while taking care to have a background object which benefits from enough light. Bokehs are also common when it comes to macro photography.

5. Tilt-shift

Tilt-shift represents a technique used to enhance the size of pictures in order to give them the appearance of miniature-scale models. Such method is commonly used by photography studios, and it was even present in the creation process of some Hollywood movies. If you want to resort to it to, then you’re going to need a photo-editing program such as Photoshop and a decent amount of time to experiment around.

These are the 5 different photography techniques which will help you get your photographic skills to a new level. Remember that practice makes perfect.

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Written by Sean Pollock

I am a photography enthusiast and an avid blogger!