One of the important aspects of photography is editing. You can adjust the exposure in editing, level up wonky pictures and also sharpen images that might be slightly blurred. With more sophisticated editing programs like Photoshop, you can do a lot more. A free editing application is PhotoScape which is intuitive and easy to use and has a lot of features. It is a good app to start out with.
My Nikon D750 has a gadget to help me get my pictures level but I still have to check in editing. A picture that isn’t level just looks strange. I always need to level up food photographs too. Adjusting exposure adds light to your image but you need to get your exposure right in the camera before you even think about editing, adjusting exposure is useful if your image is a little darker than it should be. Sharpening your image tends to make the darker parts of the image darker and the lighter parts a little lighter. Don’t overdo the sharpening!
In the above images, I have been careful about composition. In the spring image, the tulips are in the foreground giving the image depth. In the summer picture, the two police officers are 1/3 the way across the image so as to not dominate the picture. In the autumn picture, I have a tree in the foreground silhouetted against the background and breaking up the white sky. The winter picture also has trees in the foreground that contrast with the background. Combining the images in PhotoScape gives us the four seasons.
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