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5 photography tips that will help you take astounding pictures on all occasions

“We don’t remember days, we remember moments.” - Cesare Pavese Italian poet & novelist

This is so true! If you look at life, all that stays etched in our memories are the beautiful moments we created. And as Indians- no matter where we come from - we are quite capable of creating infinite memories out of almost every celebration. You can’t agree more! Whether it is about religious ceremonies or cultural festivals – every occasion is celebrated with full fervour and élan.

And what comes to your mind when we say memories and celebrations? Food? Yes, of course, but there is something else as well. And that is photographs- clicking lots and lots of photographs! You want to capture all the grandeur of what you see right then and there. Since a good photograph is your connection to that particular feeling or emotion at that specific point of time, you want to do everything possible to not let go of it.

And even if you are not a pro at clicking pictures you want to know everything that can help you get that perfect click and how.

Before we begin to list out the top tips that will help you take some amazing pictures on all occasions, here is a piece of advice- choose a quality camera!

One of the very essentials of photography is a camera. Though there are a plethora of options available in the market today if you wish to capture all the specific nuances of the celebrations you will require a high-quality device like a Nikon D750 or a Nikon D3400. Since it becomes your medium to view the world your camera should be a smart device that offers exceptional performance for more convenience.

Now lets take a look at these five tips that will help you click some outstanding pictures on any occasion.

MAKE A PLAN- It shouldn’t be like you landing in a no man’s land. To be able to capture the true essence of the festival you must know about the place and the occasion you wish to capture. For example- If you want to photograph the Durga Puja festivities, it is important to know about the timings of the procession and the ceremonies so that you don’t miss out the key elements.

 5 photography tips that will help you take astounding pictures on all occasions

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CAPTURE PEOPLE- It is the people who define the culture of a place. So look forward to clicking as many pictures of people as you can. Capturing people can be an arduous task if you don’t know how to do it with absolute concentration. You will require a camera with enhanced focus detection performance just like Nikon D750 that has high-density autofocus system to let you focus sharply on exactly what you need.


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CONCENTRATE ON TINY DETAILS- Things that you think are not important can be really crucial in showcasing the entire feel of the festival. If not captured well these minute details can make or break the broader thought. A thing as small as holding your camera properly can have a lasting impact on the picture. And to achieve this you need a device that remains stable for longer durations.

You require a device that is slim and has added depth for a more secure hold like Nikon D750 and Nikon D3400 that allows for a consistently comfortable grip for much longer durations.


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TAKE CRISP ACTION SHOTS- There is so much action all around during the celebrations that you don’t wish to leave out on anything. You must look out for capturing a lot of action but with minimum blur and this is possible if you use extremely efficient lenses. Nikkon’s NIKKOR lenses can be used to click impressive wide action pictures.


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STRIKING THE RIGHT LIGHT AND SHADE BALANCE- Light is a very crucial aspect of photography. Before capturing a picture you should see if you are shooting indoors or outdoors. Basis the location of the shoot like if there are outdoor activities during the day or in a room, you will have to make sure that the details are not lost. You can do that easily with Nikon’s EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, its Active D-Lighting preserves the quality of your pictures all the time.


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Now that you know how to go about capturing some exceptional pictures covering your chosen occasion why don’t you go ahead and try these simple yet effective tips? Keep practising till you become a pro!

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Updated Date: Sep 29, 2017 19:30:14 IST

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