The Art of Photography: Bringing Life to Pictures

Photography is an interesting yet tough art. Anyone can grab a camera and take pictures but it takes a lot of effort, the eye for photography, brushed up skill, perfect timing and a lot of other factors to make that picture a perfect one.

Our life is like a movie made up of endless images. Every single day we experience different moments and see different places. Right from the moment we open our eyes and start the day to the moment we close our eyes and sleep, our whole day is filled with lots and lots of images, scenes and views. These images, scenes, and views keep changing constantly every single day and give us moments to remember. Photography is the art through which we can preserve these moments and the special images or scenes which we see and experience.

It is a very astonishing fact that we see almost 200 pictures every day. We see these pictures on the television, social media and in advertisement posters pasted around the places we visit. Each picture signifies something in particular and is a visual representation of some information for us.

Even thou these pictures speak to us but not every picture is so expertly taken that it makes us feel as if we are experiencing the moment portrayed in that picture in real life. Bringing life to the pictures we take is not an easy job but it is not impossible. There are many techniques and equipment available in the highly advanced world of today which one can use to improve the quality of their pictures.

There are several cameras available in the market which one can buy. These cameras are made especially for specific purposes and along with these cameras, there are multiple add-on equipment and tools including, different types of lenses and flashlight add-ons too. In addition to this, there are many software applications including the most famous one which is Photoshop which allows you to improve the pictures you take. This software helps you to improve the picture quality, edit and enhance the colors of the picture, brighten or sharpen the image and remove any unwanted bits from the pictures. This software also provides you with easy to use tools which can be used to transform a random ordinary and boring picture into a beautiful, stunning and magnificent work of art.

Must Go-See Instagramable Places in the Worlds

Our world is one big beautiful work of art with millions and millions of lovely and stunning places all around which make us go in the state of awe and baffle our minds to the point that we fall in love with the work of the creator of this world more and more. Let us tell you about some of these beautiful picturesque places which provide you with ultimate instagramable views.

    Paris, France

No one can deny the fact that Paris is the most beautiful of the cities on earth. It is a place which is on the bucket lists of everyone. Paris provides us the perfect blend of historical sites, nature and beautiful spots to visit. Paris has many instagramable opportunities including the Eiffel tower, Champs Elysées / Arc of Triumph, Cruise on the Seine, Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre Museum, Montmartre, and much more.

    Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is entitled as one of the most liveable cities in the world. Melbourne provides its visitors with a mix of culture, style, architecture, sport and beautiful skylines. The list of things to do and places to visit is endless and satisfies people of all tastes and interests. Melbourne is a complete package of Instagramable places. You can dine in one of the finest eateries, sip cocktails in rooftop bars, get lured to try tasty treats on the streets, visit sports venues, and explore the culture and art of the city. Melbourne is also known for its small sized beautiful buildings which add to its beauty.

    Dubai, UAE

Dubai is one of the “must-see” cities in the world. It is the perfect blend of modern architecture and traditional Arabian sights. With record-breaking buildings and man-made islands to beautiful deserts, Dubai has many places which provide you Instagram-worthy views. Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Mall, Dubai Marina, Al Fahidi Neighbourhood, Desert, IMG Worlds of Adventure are some of the places to visit. You can see the traditional Arabian cultural nights and enjoy the beauty of Arabia by going on desert safaris. Shop all you want at the malls and enjoy looking at amazing architecture in the city.

    Krabi, Thailand

With waterfalls, stunning beaches, and hot springs, Krabi is one of the most beautiful places in Thailand. There are limestone formations which are ultimate buck list selections for rock climbers and stunning beaches and waterfalls for nature lovers and explorers. Get lost in the world of wonders and spend your days wandering about exploring mystic waterfalls and relax in hot springs.

    New York, USA

New York is a city which has got everything. Rich modern architecture, endless sources of entertainment, diverse set of people and so much more. It is the city which never sleeps and its hustle and bustle continues 24/7. There is simply no place on earth like New York. With the famous Broadway shows, Time square, Central Park and many other places, New York is the ultimate place for Instagram lovers.

    Santorini, Greece

Santorini is a beautiful island with picturesque white houses and a beautiful sea view. The white washed houses and the deep blue sea gives the ultimate beauty to this place coupled with the historical Greek architecture. If you are a lover of sun and the sea then this is the ultimate place to be.

Photography Hacks for Perfect Pictures

Everyone likes to take pictures and preserve those beautiful moments in life which we don’t ever want to forget and relive them again and again. But we are not always successful in taking good pictures and end up feeling sad because we were not able to capture some really good memories. Moments are not always planned and let’s be real you cannot hire a professional photographer to be by your side so here are a few hacks, tips and tricks which can help you to take some perfect pictures and save the most beautiful and memorable moments in your life.

    Turn the Flash of the Camera Off

There are many cameras which we use which are designed in such a way that the flash pops up every time we take a picture. In some cases, this causes the picture to look blurry instead of enhancing the light or making it look good. By setting the flash of your camera to auto, you will not be able to get good pictures and in most of them the people will either be blurred or get red eyes. Keep the flash setting to manual and try to keep it off most of the times. Only turn the flash on in the places where you feel there is less light.

    Try the natural light of the sun

If you are taking pictures at daytime, what can be better than using the natural light of the sun? One of the best and natural pictures can be taken by utilizing the light of the sun. Simply stand in such a way that the sunlight is falling on your subject from behind you. This focuses the light on your subject and you can take a beautiful and natural picture with just the right amount of brightness. You must remember to keep your flash off while taking pictures in the sun otherwise, you will turn your subject into a ghost or a ball of light.

    Go Close

It is a general concept that you have to step back away from your subject to take a good picture but in this way we mostly face the issue that the pictures we take are out of focus and even blurry. Try to stand close to your subject and let the camera focus on them. Once the camera has focused the subject, the other things in the picture will automatically be a little blurred giving focus to your subject and you will take a better picture.

    Don’t use Zoom

Another mistake which most of us do while taking pictures is we stand far off and then use the camera zoom and end up with either a blurry pic or distorted pixels. Try to get closer to your subject in person and avoid the use of zoom to get a better picture.

Reduce the mess in the backgrounds

One simple hack to take a better picture of your subject is to choose a simpler and more basic background to put the focus on your subject and not the mess in the background. This one is a huge hack which adds a big difference to the picture you take. It looks more decent, organized and cleaner.

    Perspective Matters

Do you always take pictures by placing the camera in front of your face or at arm’s length? Try to take pictures by giving it perspective. This can simply be done by changing the position of your camera. Want to show something taller or elevated? Try taking the picture by placing the camera closer to the ground and tilting it upwards. If you want to show depth, try taking the picture by positioning your camera higher.

Picture Editing with Filters 101

As the technology has advanced, we have found ways to improve everything we do and photography is also one of these things. Taking pictures needs a good camera and skill but there are several picture editing software applications which have made the work of the photographer a lot easier by providing it tools which can brush up any photograph. You don’t have to spend hours and hours on taking a shot. Anyone can take a random picture and brush it up later to make it look good quite easily. There are many applications which provide you with filters which can be applied to make your pictures look good. Let me tell about some of these which you can use to make your pictures look good.

    Instagram Filters

Instagram is the ultimate world dedicated to photography and its developers have designed it particularly just for pictures. Instagram provides you with about 30+ filters which you can use on your picture. No matter which camera, optical filter or lenses you used, these built-in filters can be applied on your taken photograph afterward and make it look good. You can use these filters by simply uploading your picture and selecting the appropriate filter by just one click.

    Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is the must have application for all the lovers of photography. It provides you with many tools which you can use to change the look of your pictures. Photoshop contains the biggest set of tools which can transform your picture in any way you want. The tools allow you to change the color scheme, choose the brightness levels or even the levels of a particular color in a picture. There are tools available to give it a sharpened or blurred or faded effect too. The possibilities are just endless with this application.

    Snapseed

If you are an iPhone user then this is the ultimate photo editor for you. Snapseed allows you to change the light exposure, colors, brightness, contrast, perspective, and so much more. It provides the user with a set of most powerful tools to turn any ordinary picture into a work of art.

    Snapchat filters

People have been going crazy over this application. Snapchat is known for its filters. This application uses a face detection algorithm and detects your face and then applies hilarious filters to it. There are endless filter options which are unlocked as your add more and more pictures each day.

    You Cam Makeup Filters

Now, this is one app which has been made typically for ladies. Ladies know quite well how many hours of effort they have to put in to apply makeup and get that picture worthy look. This app has made this quite easy. Even if you don’t know how to do makeup or you are feeling a bit lazy, then you can take a picture without makeup and later on brush it up. This app provides several tools which allow you to put on makeup on an already taken photograph. This app also uses face detection algorithm.