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Photography tips and tricks

Some Tips and Tricks to Better Photography

It feels so go to know that Mundane Monday Challenge is finding its purpose. I’m glad to know that some of you have started taking more pictures and more importantly started to observe more.

The advantage of MMC is, you can take the pictures of anything and submit for this challenge. All you have to do is to find beauty in those things that we usually don’t take  pictures of.

By doing so, you can start your photography journey, improve your photography or experiment with your photography.  This challenge is for everyone.

Now, how do you find beauty in mundane things? How to turn mundane things into a good photograph?

If you keep a few guidelines in mind, you can make some beautiful images out from most of the mundane things.

Here I will share some Tips and Tricks that I use while taking  pictures for the MMC. They are all mostly related to Composition of photography.

So here we go.


 

Patterns :

Look for patterns. Patterns are all around us. Just look down, you can see the floor mat, grass or moss. Look straight , there are windows or doors.

Mundane Monday : Window Pane
Mundane Monday : Window Pane

Lines & Curves

Curves or certain unique shapes are nice to see in a photograph. If you can incorporate some curves and such shapes in your frame, it will look good.  Edge of a plate, Carvings on the door or furniture and so on.

Mundane Monday : Gate
Mundane Monday : Gate

Rule of Thirds

This one rule can instantly make a picture look better. (Follow the link to read more about Rule of third)

Basically you have to place the subject on any one third of the frame. Just follow the grid lines in your camera or phone and place the subject in any one third lines.

Mundane Monday : Stones n Walls
Mundane Monday : Stones n Walls

Leading Lines/Guiding Lines

These are the lines in a frame the invited and take the eyeball all around the frame. It can be a line, or a curve or anything. By following the line, the viewer appreciates the entire photograph.  Try and find leading lines and incorporate in your pictures.

Blinds
Blinds

Pop of Colour

If something stands out from a dull background due to it colour, it can create a nice picture. Look for the bright colour that stands out from the crowd.

Mundane Monday : Clothes
Mundane Monday : Clothes

Perspective

Perspective is the way you see things. You always take pictures at your eye level or just keeping the subject in front of you. Try different angles or even extreme angles. Experiment with pictures from grasshoppers view point,  from a birds view point or from whatever angle you fancy.

Door Handle
Door Handle

Vibrant Colours

Who doesn’t like vibrant colours? Look for the subject that are very vibrant. You can find a lot of stuff all around you.

Mundane Monday : clothesline
Mundane Monday : clothesline

Minimalism

I think this is one of the easiest to ways to produce neat, good looking photograph. All you have to do is sort of finding a large frame and a small object in it. If you place that subject  as per rule of third, you will get a visually pleasing image.

Minimal Switchboard
Minimal Switchboard

Chaos

This is just the opposite of Minimalism. Here you can find beauty in chaos. Find a really busy frame with lots of objects, preferably with different vibrant colours. The viewer will go through the entire frame to appreciate the picture.

The below picture isn’t very chaotic. But you still get the point.

Colourful Chaos
Colourful Chaos

Lens

This is sort of advanced option unlike all other concepts above. You can experiment with different lenses to make some nice photographs. Especially the ones that has large aperture to make the background blur.  The most economical choice would be 50mm prime lens. The shallow depth of field (where the a small part of the subject is only well in the focus and all other things are blurred) can make any mundane object look beautiful.

Pens
Pens

These are a few tips and tricks for you to better your photography.  You can combine two or three or maybe all of them and experiment. It doesn’t make sound or hurt if you break a few rules. All you have to do is to experiment.

So what are you waiting for? Join the community of  Monday Mundane Challengers, next Monday.

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  68. Marsha
    August 1, 2016

    Great tips! So concise and easy to follow and try. 🙂

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    1. trablogger
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      Thank you Marsha. Hope it is useful for you.

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  109. Parul Thakur
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    Wow! some great pictures and tips 🙂 Happy to be around.

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    1. trablogger
      December 28, 2015

      Thanks a lot Parul. Glad you liked the tips and pics.
      I think I have seen your name quite a lot places in this blogosphere 🙂

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        December 28, 2015

        Ha ha! That’s good to hear 🙂

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        1. trablogger
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          I am sure it is 😀

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  126. Crazy Colorful Turtle
    August 24, 2015

    Thank you for these tips. They are really helpful. 🙂

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    1. trablogger
      August 24, 2015

      Glad to know that. Thank you for reading them 🙂

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  128. Rambling Rose
    August 18, 2015

    Busy again .. and could not participate in last challenge. Will definitely try to put these to use for the present challenge .. have to go check that out now 🙂

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    1. trablogger
      August 18, 2015

      It ok. Challenge will come next week also 🙂
      Glad you think this post is useful.

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  129. Lifelover
    August 18, 2015

    Great tips!!!

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    1. trablogger
      August 18, 2015

      Thank you. Hope to see your entries some time in the future 🙂

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      1. Lifelover
        August 19, 2015

        Yes, hopefully yes!!

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        1. trablogger
          August 19, 2015

          Hope you are doing good 🙂

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          1. Lifelover
            August 19, 2015

            I am getting better. Thanks.

          2. trablogger
            August 19, 2015

            Good to hear that 🙂

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  132. petite poetries and more
    August 16, 2015

    Thank you so much for the much required thoughts on the MMC..now i’m gonna work on it more seriously sooner.! 😛

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    1. trablogger
      August 16, 2015

      Sooner is almost here 😉
      Glad you liked them 🙂 Thank you

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      1. petite poetries and more
        August 16, 2015

        🙂

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  133. Ameena k.g
    August 15, 2015

    I never thought a door handle could look so eye-catching. These tips really helps. Thanks for sharing them. 🙂

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    1. trablogger
      August 15, 2015

      Thanks a lot Ameena. Glad you found them helpful. Want to join the challenge? 😉

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  134. Amy
    August 15, 2015

    So much to learn from you, Jithin. Love the idea of “find beauty in those things that we usually don’t take pictures of.” Great photos here, also the faucet by the window you did for the first MM (maybe) is one of my favorites. 🙂

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    1. trablogger
      August 15, 2015

      Thanks a lot Amy for being so kind always 🙂
      Glad you found it useful.
      I think those initial pictures only gave me an idea to start such a challenge 🙂

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      1. Amy
        August 15, 2015

        Brilliant!!! 🙂

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        1. trablogger
          August 15, 2015

          🙂

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  135. realplacespeoplestories
    August 15, 2015

    These are some really great tips! I am working on improving my photo-skills right now, so this post was very handy for me 🙂 Love all of the pictures you have taken 🙂

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    1. trablogger
      August 15, 2015

      Thank you Hanne. All these pictures are from the previous Mundane Monday challenges.

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  136. writenlive
    August 15, 2015

    Your post is really very good and helpful. I better start working on these tips 🙂

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    1. trablogger
      August 15, 2015

      Thank you. That was for you. Now start working on it 😉

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  137. Sue
    August 15, 2015

    Oh, I keep forgetting about MMC….might enter one day!

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    1. trablogger
      August 15, 2015

      Please do join. Would be a pleasure 🙂

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