|How does one develop the instinct of knowing when to press the shutter release button?
As it says instinct........... when it feels right shoot it! And the only way to acquire this is by shooting and shooting and shooting!
You already have the composition, the frame. Then you anticipate the next move of animate object(s) within your frame. Then you act (press the shutter) a fraction before they move into their place.
It's all about the exact moment you decide to do so. There's nothing about developing instincts etc. it's at that precise point when you press the shutter release and find out what you get.
Practice, stay loose, shoot a lot and edit.
Shooting and more shooting never stop....its all about working at it.
For me this is a very good question. I have to let myself go to the power of nature, I have to 'be one' with my environment in order to click the shutter at that exact moment when the eagle is at its best.
A few times I have been out with other people who might have a fancy digital still camera, they set it for 'fast action' so the camera clicks a million times as the eagle flies by. I let me shutter finger follow the feeling, so click once or three times. They usually end up with a bunch of half-hearted photos while I might have one really stunning one.
I don't want to say I leave it to chance because that diminishes what I do, but the less I try to impose an idea or determine the outcome the better my results.
practice, practice, practice
Practice and timing. And more practice. A willingness to make a mistake. Nothing is created without action.
inbuilt instinct - and practise, practise, practise ...
Anticipation, but takes years to develop.
I learned a long time ago that if you get one good shot out of 100, you're doing good. I depend on taking a lot of shots to find the one perfect one.
Practice some more.
Study what you have done, study what you like, and practise some more.
I think it depends on what and who you're going to be shooting. Being ready and having some experience is going to help you a lot more than just trying something the for the first time. My example is when I'm shooting a live show. If I know the band or have seen them play before, I know what to look for that will make a great shot. 98% of the time, each member of the band is in constant motion and is moving around in many different directions. You have to be able to anticipate what you'd like to grab and know that you're going to grab things you don't want along with unexpected surprises you'll love.
Experience... And take lots of pictures. There will be more than one keeper if you do.
I'm not sure you can develop the instinct - I think you can refine it and improve it but I think knowing whether there is a photograph to take, is a talent that you are born with. This isn't to say that everyone doesn't have the ability to take a great picture; I think anyone can take a great picture of something beautiful but the talent to create a great photograph from something unexceptional is, I think, something you either have or you don't.
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 |
<< PREVIOUS NEXT >>