What makes a photograph amazing? It’s when it makes you feel something…a person you’d like to meet, a home you’d like to live in, a destination you’d love to travel to, a product you’d like to buy…all emanating from a well captured photo. The camera doesn’t make a photograph great, it’s the attention to detail. Here are 5 secrets to improving your photos:
- Frame It – fill your frame with your subject. The closer you are, the more attention goes onto your subject. If you are capturing a person, you are likely going to capture a micro-expression that will definitely make you stop and stare. On the flip side, you can make your subject the smallest element in the photo – perhaps in the lower left corner, or front and center.
- Clutter Buster – find areas that are free of distractions for a more impactful photo. Objects that don’t seem to be a distraction in real time, become attention-grabbers in a photo. Do what you can via how you compose your photo or removing the clutter from your photo before snapping that image.
- Practice Makes Perfect – the more you tap into your creative side, the more creative you will become. The more you use your camera, the more familiar and comfortable you will become with it’s settings and capabilities. Use your camera every day (even if it’s just your cellphone camera) and learn a new technique once you’ve mastered the last one.
- Light it – a camera, on it’s basic level, is a box that uses light to create an image. Light is the key factor when creating an image. Look at how much light is on the part of the subject you want to photograph. Do you need more, less, to change direction of your subject? Lighting is EVERYTHING!
- Be a rebel – you may have heard of the Rule of Thirds, masculine vs. feminine posing, the “magic hour”…all technical rules for photography. if you know, or learnt he rules, don’t be afraid to break them. Experiment. Make mistakes. Try new things. Have fun.
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