From the early ages man had always found ways to capture images that mattered. Paintings were painted on walls and sculptures were made to commemorate and capture still art. Though technology has developed since the days when dinosaurs roamed the earth, we can safely say the activity of capturing moments important to us still remains.
Photos will always serve a purpose and everyone knows ‘perfect pictures’ are timeless even if it’s for your next Facebook profile picture or simply capturing that ‘once in a lifetime’ moment. We do have to admit that taking the perfect pic requires a level of skill.
When getting a camera, it is important to remember what purpose it’s going to play. Whether you use a film, digital or cell phone camera, you can still get your perfect picture in one single click. Getting started is the easy part, but remembering that photography is an form of artistic expression and getting the ideal picture is challenging. Between trying to get the perfect angle or dynamic, you may get lost in the confusion. Taking pictures is about having fun. So here are some tips to get you started:
- Perfect Environment: Always be aware of your surroundings. Street lights at night, the beauty of the sunrise or sunset or the rain drops on the window. Those are the little bits that add a lot more to a picture so don’t ignore them because Mother Nature will always play in your favour so take advantage of every moment.
- Perfect People: Taking photos with those who mean the most to you always makes them that much more special. It could be as simple as taking a picture with your family, friends or even that special someone, capturing those moment will always make it worthwhile, bringing us to the last point…
- Perfect Moment: A wise man once said “memories don’t live like pictures do.” Capturing moments that make photos fantastic is never that hard. All you have to do is make people uncomfortable with your sudden choir, dance skills and laughter and you’re ready to go. We’re just playing. Create moments that will last a lifetime. Put them on camera and that’s all you need to make a perfect picture.
Now you can forget the Photoshops and Instagrams. Leave those editors behind and appreciate the true beauty of loved ones because beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or the camera lens. Now pick your camera up and make every frame count.
Loyola ‘Lola’ Nyathi