Introduction: Take Great Pictures of Clouds
I don't know about you, but I think clouds are amazing, and I think that the best way to show people this is through photos. I'm no professional photographer, but here are a few tips on how to take great photos of them.
I suppose this could also be applied to photography of other objects, but I prefer clouds
Step 1: Your Camera
It doesn't really have to be that hi-tech, the only things I'd say are important are a good zoom and an option to change the exposure (this will normally be found under manual options).
I use a Canon Digital Ixus 75 for these pictures.
Step 2: The Right Conditions
You can have the best camera in the world, and be the best photographer, but if there's nothing to shoot, then you can take any pictures (obviously).
Mostly, it is a matter of waiting. Watch the weather and keep an eye out. After storms is a good time for interesting shapes, and was when I took these pictures.
Step 3: The Exposure
Getting the exposure right is very important and can really 'make' a picture.
Setting a high exposure makes the picture bright, low makes it darker (I normally do low-exposure photos - they look quite dramatic)
Normally, you will have to change your camera setting to manual.
In the picture below, the top-left picture is highest exposure, bottom-right, the lowest.
Sorry there are none of my own pictures - I can't exactly take pictures of my camera that well.
Step 4: That's It!
The best thing to do is practice - here are some of my pictures, I'll upload some more later.
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