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How to Make a Perfect Picture?


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A picture is worth a thousand words. However, getting it right is not as easy as it seems. It requires patience and passion in abundance to capture that one perfect moment that can enthrall everyone.

Learn 'How to Make a Perfect Picture' in nine easy steps. Because taking a picture is easy, but being able to 'make' picture is what will make you stand out.

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How to Make a Perfect Picture?

  1. 1. How To Make a Perfect Picture Photography for Beginners By Pallavi Rao
  2. 2. A picture speaks a thousand words! ‘Afghan Girl’ is an iconic photographic portrait by journalist Steve McCurry dating back to 1984
  3. 3. A perfect picture: ❖ Grabs your attention ❖ Tells you a story ❖ Makes a statement
  4. 4. Steps to Making A Perfect Picture9
  5. 5. Step 1: Decide a Theme A good photograph might appear random but that’s far from accurate. Choose a central idea that runs through the pictures you’ll take.
  6. 6. Step 2: Narrow Down the Theme Question yourself about the chosen theme, its importance and the message you wish to convey.
  7. 7. Step 3: Decide a Subject A subject in the photograph tells you a story. It helps the photographer connect with viewers on a visual level.
  8. 8. Step 4: Explore the Possibilities Take a few pictures and analyse them to see what’s working and what’s not. The right connection between the theme and subject makes a photograph stand out.
  9. 9. Step 5: Visualize the Photograph Visualize the potential photograph by arranging elements in a manner suitable to you. Decide the perspective (frame) from which you are shooting and practice before taking the actual picture.
  10. 10. Step 6: Get Down & Dirty As a photographer be prepared for surprise delays, unearthly shooting schedules and disapproval from people who don’t appreciate the art.
  11. 11. Step 7: Wait for the Right Moment Hone your observation skills and wait endlessly to capture the right moment. Adjust the camera settings and attempt a unique frame to get a great shot.
  12. 12. Step 8: Edit & Arrange The real work begins after the click. Some editing is required to find the images that are just perfect. Let go of pictures : ❖ With a shaky subject ❖ With a lack of focus
  13. 13. Step 8: Edit & Arrange What next? Find the photographs that fit your theme and arrange them in a manner to convey a STORY.
  14. 14. Step 9: Take Feedback Feedback is essential to grow as a photographer. So always : ❖ Pay attention to constructive criticism ❖ Evaluate how it would improve your photographs
  15. 15. Photography for Beginners Read the complete article by Pallavi Rao Go to the IIAD blog NOW
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