I’ve often heard photographers complain about they being not able to get good pictures as they are unable to travel to places. Off-course, the complain is a genuine one but not entirely true. The simple & effective solution is to shoot repeatedly in your familiar territory. A good photograph can be made almost anywhere. It can be even made into your own house, on your terrace, in your society’s compound etc.
If you want to shoot around & outside your home, consider visiting a park/monument/open space in your locality(I mention these places so you can make yourself comfortable shooting at first as these places provide ready-made photographic opportunities. Once get familiar enough, you’ll be able to look for frames even on streets, alleys etc). Frequent it with the objective of taking photographs. Go there again & again & again. I can assure you, that the photographic opportunities of a particular place are endless but only limited by your imagination. I’ve made most of my photographs at areas around my home yet many people think they are made at some far away exotic locations. Go out at different times of a day, shoot even if the conditions are unfavorable. If not a good photograph at-least you’ll gather experience of shooting under a particular lighting condition.
Have your camera handy. This seems so obvious but its funny how many people miss this point. How on the Earth will you make photographs without a camera by hand?
Ensure you take your camera wherever you go. Take it with you to your work place, college, restaurant or even on your trip to the grocery store. Whether you’re leaving your home for 5 minutes or for 5 hours, you must take your camera along. A photo opportunity doesn’t comes with prior intimation, it comes out of nowhere & when you least expect it. At times, you’re bound to return home empty handed without a single photo opportunity but let that not deter you to leave the camera at home next time. Again you need to put inconvenience aside if you’re on pursuit of good photographs. If not your full fledged DSLR camera, take along a point & shoot camera along.
I always have camera with me, always! Many times, I return(& still) home without a single good click. Still if you ask me, some of my best photographs were made when I least expected them. Offcourse, I would have missed them had I not bought my camera along. So, always keep your camera handy folks.
You might have noticed photographs where subject is pin sharp while the background is hazy giving a feel of motion. Such photographs are known as pan shots. Panning gives the image a dynamic perspective. Panning helps in showing action in still photographs & is often used in sports photography. Though similar to Bokeh but still Panning is way different than Bokeh. Bokeh doesn’t portray motion but panning does.