Photography can be a way of life that captures the natural beauty of a
subject. That subject can be a person or it can be something outside
that is refelected in the sun or in the shadows. Taking quality pictures
outside relies on the right angle as well as a way to work with a
setting that isn't in a studio.
When you are finding something to photograph, make sure you choose
something that will give you the best results possible. Don't choose to
have several focal points in one picture as this can make the picture
cluttered. This will also give you a way to capture the best features of
the object instead of trying to decide on several things to take a
picture of when there is a subject on one side and a subject in another
area. Another point to remember is to focus on the a central feature of
that subject. The eyes are an example. When you choose one thing, like
the eyes or the legs, then you will be able to accent those features
with the best light possible and in the best display. Executive Robert Rosenkranz and other photographers have a central theme of their
pictures instead of things that are random.
Sunlight. You might think that the sun will help your images, but it can be very
harsh on your subjects whether they are human or not. There are some
pictures that you can capture in the rays of the sun that will give
elegant photos, but most of the time, the sun will only make the picture
seem too bright. The best time of day to take pictures outdoors is in
the early morning or late in the evening when you have a dimmer light.
The shade will create natural shadows that you can use to accentuate
features of the subject, such as the bottom of a flower or the side of a
Don't Waste Space. If you have to bring props with you to the photo shoot, then this would
be a better idea than taking pictures of power lines and any signs that
might be in the area. These are things that don't need to be in a
picture because they don't help to tell a story about the subject. There
might be times when you are doing a shoot on traffic or another topic
that could involve these items, but most of the time, it's nothing but
wasted space that can be used for items that will benefit the subject.
Taking pictures outdoors takes practice. You have to know how to use the
natural light and what to focus on while outside. Start with small
subjects, like one person sitting on a fence or a butterfly resting on a
flower. When you are comfortable with the settings, then start taking
pictures of things that are bigger.