Photography As A Hobby - 4

Panoramic Photography

For a person who is a hobbyist, your options for subjects are virtually unlimited. It all depends on the equipment you’d like to purchase. A fascinating project is taking panoramic photos. This requires planning, a mighty tripod, and getting to the location you want to photograph in the perfect moment.

The shot could be shot at a bright spot, and the sun is behind you, or a nighttime shot. If you are shooting during the daytime, If you don’t like shadows too much, keep in mind that you only have a couple of minutes to take your photos. Make sure to set up your camera early.

Install the tripod and camera. Use a lens that is at least 50mm to prevent distortion and to allow you to use the lowest settings for the most quality of depth. It is also beneficial to utilize shutter cable release.

Make sure that everything is set to manual. For instance, you don’t want your camera to shift focus as you move. Be sure to select TIFF instead of RAW the file type. When taking normal digital photos, the default format is JPEG format.

TIFF is a lossless file format and allows saving files with improved quality and larger size. RAW format is also known by its name as “digital negative” and is the top quality format for files. In contrast to JPEG and TIFF format, which are able to be easily shared, the RAW format requires post-processing. The size of the file for RAW format could be anywhere from up to six times that of JPEG format. Make sure you have enough storage space on your card.

TIFF, as well as RAW format, is the best way to store details and is the most appropriate format for panoramic photos.

Explore the view, then choose the panorama you’d like to take pictures of. Capture your photos when you pan. It is helpful to use the panning dial of the tripod if you have one. The next shot is likely to be about one-third more significant than the previous shot and the next one. This is for processing later using programs to join the images together to create a panorama.

There are cameras with stitching in-camera for panoramic photos. However, many amateur photographers prefer using post-processing to create panoramic photos.

It is possible to use Photoshop or the panorama stitching software offered by the camera’s maker. Once we have the pictures taken and the panoramas are created, they are stunning when projected on a giant screen. My friend created a 6-foot panorama of the beachfront at the resort he visited with his wife on a second honeymoon. It’s framed and hung right in their living room.

Macro Photographs

The most affordable method to take macro photographs is using a screwed-on close-up filter. You can stack close-up filters to gain greater magnification.

Like panorama photography, tripods are essential since any movement will appear as distortion due to magnification. Natural light is preferable, and a squeeze-blower can be used to eliminate dust particles. With higher magnifications, an object’s ridge can create shadows. A 90-degree angle is usually the most effective.

A one-to-two times magnification will reveal information that can be pretty intriguing. For instance, the close-up shot of a newborn’s palms. A small palm can be photographed. It’s truly unique in revealing the intricate beauty and details of the natural world.

Close-up photography can be used to document things such as jewelry or to avoid trips to the safety deposit box, or for other legal reasons.

There are a lot of things you can snap when you use the close-up setting, and some surprising details can be seen when you magnify the image.