Top 5 Tips for Taking Better Photographs
Alright. So you want to take more interesting, more breathtaking and more memorable photographs.
Well this blog post is going to show you how.
I’m going to share with you my top five easy-peasey practical tips for improving your skills as an everyday photographer.
When I studied photography back in the early 2000’s, digital cameras were just taking hold and mobile phones were not so smart.
It’s clear that we live in a very different world now, and our relationship with images, how we take them and how we use them has evolved at super speed.
Fortunately the Top 5 Tips for Taking Better Photographs that I’m about to share with you is founded on some never die principles that will help you to eliminate the bad photographs and give you ideas for taking better ones.
So here we go.
My Top 5 Tips for Taking Better Photographs.
1. Remove The Rubbish
Remove The Rubbish – This one I love because it’s so easy and can make all the difference to your shot.
Just as you want to be aware of what you include in your frame, you want to pay extra special attention to what is in your frame that you don’t want. This tip is particularly great when taking nature shots.
So take out those electricity poles, bits of cars and plastic bags by adjusting your position or angle to remove the rubbish in you picture.
2. Use The FLASH Outdoors
Use The FLASH Outdoors – Wow! You can really make a people picture stand out by using your flash outdoors. It’s a super simple trick and it’s one that so many everyday photographers are not really aware of.
You can even try having the sun behind you and take a ‘selfie’ with the flash to try this technique out.
Remember that your subject needs to be fairly close to the camera for the full stand out effect.
3. Remember The Sky
Remember The Sky – The sky is Big, the sky is Beautiful. It has amazing clouds and colors and it makes a perfect backdrop for incredible images.
Try getting down low and shooting up high. If you try out this technique with the flash as well, you’re going to achieve some really great shots.
4. Experimental Micro to Macro
Experimental Micro to Macro – Many everyday photographers don’t get past the standard point at something close-ish and pull the trigger.
Experimenting with very close up shots as well as vast landscapes will open up your photo album to new dimensions of perspective which will ultimately make your photography more interesting and appealing.
Taking photographs is also about expanding your view of the world. So expand the way you take your pictures.
5. It’s All About The Light
It’s All About The Light – This last tip may seem obvious to some. But to describe it in this way: When we are taking photographs, we are essentially capturing light. Light is everything with photography and if you simply flick that switch of awareness that Light is the key, then your photographs are inevitably going to improve.
Light sets the mood. Light highlights the subject. Too little light will make you pictures fuzzy and the right light will make the difference between a good picture and a great one.
So there are my Top 5 Tips for Taking Better Photographs. I wish you a lot of fun trying them out and you will see how your photographs improve.
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Thanks for taking an interest in this blog post.
Enjoy taking your photographs and creating awesome memories for your life!
To your success and happiness.
Sebastian is a creative and innovative artist and designer and a new age entrepreneur of our exploding digital age. He is a caring father of his twin daughters Atiya and Caira and loving husband to Beata. He is adept in core digital skills, photography and digital creativity. He is a practitioner of daily Yoga, meditation and inner development and is passionate about learning diverse life skills and transformational personal improvement practices. He has spent many years developing a unique series of active sensory dynamic chairs to contribute to the evolution of the human sitting experience. He is passionate for nature, life and all that which inspires the human spirit to lift up to glorious heights and unite people in Our global enduring quest to sustain this beautiful world for us all to share.