People take photographs to remember the moments that they cherish in their life. You don't have to be an experienced photographer to take first class photographs. A great photographer is the one who have knowledge of the subject and their moods, when they look best, and of course knows his camera. For photos intended to be printed on canvas, there are some helpful tips on how to shoot photos like a pro.
Knowing Your Camera
It is a wise idea to know your camera's ins and outs. Learn how to control exposure, use camera modes, flash and other camera settings essential for producing great photos.
Even Light or Illumination
Make sure that the shot is not over or under exposed. Photography is about capturing light and recording it, more frequently in a digital format. Controlling the amount, intensity and duration of light is very important.
In digital photography, ISO measures the sensitivity of the image sensor. The lower the ISO, the less sensitive the sensor is to light. This can result to camera shake, so make sure that the anti-shake feature in your camera is turned on.
Higher ISO settings are generally used in darker situations to get faster shutter speeds but shots are noisier. This setting also achieves a good exposure if there is not enough light, and you can create a grainy look for your photos even when there is plenty of light, but use it only if you have a tripod.
When you set your camera in Auto mode, it selects the appropriate ISO setting depending upon the conditions you are shooting in. Most cameras allow you to manually choose your ISO. It is advisable to use an ISO of 100 or 200 when taking photographs outside in sunny conditions. If the sky is overcast or it is evening time, then use an ISO within the range of 400 to 800. During night time or in cases of low light you might need to set your digital camera ISO to 1600, or else, your photo will appear dark.
Larger image size is very important for those who want to have canvas prints. Always shoot at the maximum image size that your camera allows. Always set the camera on the largest image size possible. In case you wan to make them smaller, you can do it with software such as Photoshop. You will never be able to make small images into larger ones later on without compromising the clarity.