Learn the art of indoor photography with our professional tips … say day against blurry photos.
Photography is difficult, even for professional photographers. Without natural light or space, it can be difficult to take a good photo. That’s why we have 5 tips for you that will surely help you.
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Be flexible with regard to the environment
Conditions can change quickly when you take photos inside and this can be tricky. When the lighting is not good (which is often the case), you want to have complete control over your settings to get the best out of your photos.
Use a slow shutter speed to capture more light (remember that slow shutter speeds are more prone to blurred photos, so try to find a spot where you can still capture enough light and maintain sharpness).
Use a setting for a large aperture. This means that you have to set the aperture to the lowest possible value. By doing this you also ensure that more light comes into the sensor of your camera, while you reduce the depth of field and give your background an elegant haze.
The ISO value regulates the sensitivity of the light sensor. By increasing the ISO values you get lighter pictures. Although very high ISO values reduce the quality of your photos, modern cameras can go quite far before they actually show negative effects, so do not be afraid to use ISO 800 (or higher, depending on your camera), maybe you have all the light you can get.
Consider the light sources
See what the best light source is and use it properly. Is there enough natural light available or do you use artificial light? Do you need the flash?
Light can be hard or soft See what circumstances you have to deal with and adjust accordingly. Hard light is usually good to create contrast and make shadows stand out, perfect for dramatic photos. Soft light, on the other hand, is ideal if you want to illuminate objects evenly and are flattering when making portraits.
If possible, try not to combine natural and artificial light.
Learn to adjust your light sources
If you are not 100% satisfied with the lighting, then the chances are that your photos will not be optimal. Try and learn to adjust your light sources before you take pictures.
Full-length portrait of a father and son jumping on a bed at home
Use a background to help spread light. A white sheet is usually sufficient to create a neutral and light background for objects. This is perfect for portraits.
Use a reflection screen to illuminate the side of your object, which is not directly illuminated. Every kind of reflective surface can be used, from a piece of white cardboard or foam to a special screen for photography (which are not that expensive).
Try to soften the light of your built-in camera flash by placing a thin tissue or a piece of cloth in front of it. A white plastic bag works well with a little practice.
Adjust your white balance
This is especially important if you do not want to edit photos afterward. Improper white balance creates an ugly tint, making your photos look cheap and unnatural.
Most cameras have a number of settings that in most cases comply. Try them out and remember that when the lighting changes, the white balance must also be adjusted.
Think carefully about the composition
This is of course always important, but even more when you take photos inside.
Be aware of the background and the environment. Try to keep it simple and watch that it does not get messy.
Choose the subject of the photo and focus on it, most other elements can be excluded from the framing.
Try to keep your subject separate from the background.
Once you have mastered the basics of indoor photography with these simple tips, your photos will instantly look better. The perfect excuse to bring these photos to life on a beautiful photoproduct.
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