Once you begin your journey into photography, you more than likely are searching for simple tips on how you can improve. More specifically, what are some points to keep in mind for taking the best photo to your ability? As simple as taking a photo might seem to a non-photographer, we all know how challenging it can be to get over that initial hump of understanding how to take a good photo. To help with this, let’s go over a few simple tips for taking the perfect photo:
As you can imagine, lighting is extremely crucial for a photo. Although you might think extremely bright lighting is always ideal if you’re a novice photographer, bright lighting can actually be a significant hinder to a photo. Make sure you adjust your camera’s settings for whatever the lighting situation you might be in and try to take outside pics during the golden hour (an hour after sunrise and an hour before sunset). With indoor shots, be mindful of natural lighting and how you can implement it into shots, as well as the necessity of studio lighting.
Although composition is a broad term to describe something in photography, make sure you follow some basic elements of composition. Remember the rule of thirds (subjects roughly a third into the frame), don’t take crooked photos, and try to compose it in a way that’s compelling and fascinating. Being original with your photography might take you a while while you develop your craft in the subject, but developing good compositional skills will help you along the way.
No one wants to view a photo that’s blurry and out of focus unless it’s done so in an artistic way. While you’re starting out, be mindful of your focus and how it’s looking in your photography. If you find your photos to be blurry and not how you want them to appear focus-wise, take a closer examination of how you’re focusing your photos. Digital cameras do an easy job of telling you if you’re focused, but besides this, try to keep your hand steady and don’t shake the camera after you take a shot.