Tamron Blog: Keep It Simple

Sometimes, just thinking really simple and focusing on composition can be all you need to do.

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Tamron Blog: Keep It Simple : 1/125 sec | f/7.1 | 300.0 mm | ISO 1600

Getting up before the sun rises, packing your camera bag and heading out to climb a hill so you can photograph the sunrise is very rewarding but it's a lot of effort really, isn't it? At the total opposite end of the scale we have staying at home, in your PJs if you really want to, and photographing one of the many items you have in your house. Now, we know it doesn't sound as exciting as an outdoor adventure in the Peak District but sometimes, it's good to just not over complicate things so you can just focus on perfecting your technique. 

Rick's shot of the candelabra is a top example of this as it might not be a shot that leaves you in awe but it does show that with a little thought about composition, how you crop an image and a good use of shallow depth of field, you can make something out of nothing.

Basically, we are saying that next time you have some spare time on your hands and you're at home wondering what to do, pick an object up and just photograph it. Place it somewhere that has plenty of natural light then play around with apertures and focal lengths, ensuring your main point of focus is pin-sharp where it needs to be. For those who are new to photography, you could even use a zoom lens and capture a shot at each focal length it offers to see how the image changes. A bit like Rick did with the Tamron 16-300mm when we first started the Tamron Blog to demonstrate just what levels of bokeh you can achieve with a zoom lens.

As we said in our title, sometimes it's good to just keep things simple but if you are looking for more of a challenge, have a read of the other features found in the Tamron Blog for inspiration.  

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