Photography Tips For Great Photos
Don’t know what pictures to display on your gallery wall? Why not take your own pictures? It may sound difficult but hear us out. With our nifty guide to photography tips for great photos, you’ll be in top shape in no time.
Hold Your Camera Properly
Not holding your camera properly could cause camera shake which results in blurry images. One of the best ways to avoid this would be to use a tripod. However, if you don’t have a tripod at hand, gripping the camera with both hands - with your right hand on the right side of the camera, and place your left hand underneath the lens to support the weight of the camera, works too. An advanced tip would be to keep your camera close to your body as that would ensure maximum stability. If you need extra stability you can lean up against a wall or crouch down on your knees. If there is nothing to lean on, you can position your feet in a wider stance.
Take Your Photos RAW
RAW is a file format (like jpeg) that captures all the the image data recorded by your camera’s sensor rather than showing you the compressed version. When you shoot it RAW you’ll get higher quality images, amongst many other problems that it solves! Problems such as over/underexposure and contrast would be a lot more manageable to deal with when the file has more data for you to work with. However, a major downside of RAW files is that they are hefty. They take up a large chunk of your precious SD card space as well as requiring you to spend some of your hard-earned money to invest in decent photo-editing software.
Put Things in Perspective
The only limit to your photos is your creativity, and who wouldn’t want some inspiration from time to time? One of my go-to methods of adding nuance to a scene would be to experiment with perspective. Perspective can bring out many hidden nuances of a scene, and could even change the entire atmosphere of a photo. There isn’t a template for trying out different perspectives, as it is largely an exercise of trial and error. Some examples of ways you could experiment would be to lower your perspective to get into eye-level of smaller subjects (e.g toddlers, small animals, etc), or to shoot a scene from a high vantage point to gain a more macro view.
Golden Hour Isn’t a Myth
Arguably, one of the most important attributes to a scene is the lighting, and the early mornings and evenings are well acclaimed to be the best times of the day for a reason - they just make things look that much better. There is some science to this, as the sun is lower in the sky at both times, and light is more diffused - creating a softer and warmer effect to it. This trick applies to all kinds of photos, whether you’re shooting portraits, wildlife, or even landscapes - using morning and evening light could take your photo to a whole new level.
Now that you’re all set to take your perfect pictures, all there is left to do is to print and frame them up as additions to your gallery wall? There’s nothing quite as validating as seeing your own masterpieces on display, we promise.