DON’T JUST POINT AND SHOOT!
GETTING THE PERFECT PICTURE TAKES PRACTICE.
Like many things, taking a picture doesn’t automatically guarantee that it’ll be a good picture. There are plenty of issues that could pop up such as lighting, blurriness and just plain photos not looking quiet right.
Below we’ll outline handy tips for you to use that’ll work with any camera!
TIP #1: The Rule of Thirds
The rule of thirds involves mentally dividing up your image using 2 horizontal lines and 2 vertical lines (like a tic-tac-toe board) and is a handy rule of thumb to improve the composition and balance of your photos.
To apply this technique, imagine or turn on the grid in settings and line up your photo. What you want to do is try and make the subject of the photo (such as the person your photographing) try to position them at or near the lines and intersections of the grid. The idea is that this is more pleasing to the viewing and looks more natural than a straight on shot.
TIP #2: A Proper Hold
One of the biggest culprits of blurry photos is camera shake. When a camera shakes too much while taking photos, it can’t focus properly on the subject making everything blurry and contributing something called motion blur. The easiest way to prevent this is when taking a photo, hold your phone with two hands and if possible, prop your elbow on a steady surface such as a ledge or table!
Did you know: On most smartphones, the volume button on the side of your smartphone can also be used to take a photo? Press this button instead of the onscreen capture button! That way you can hold your smartphone just like a physical camera
TIP #3: Its the Lighting
Lighting is the key factor in creating a successful photo!
Not only does lighting determine brightness and darkness, but also the tone, mood and atmosphere.
A great shot can be ruined if you have poor lighting.
Did you know: The Golden hour is considered the magical time of day to take photos due to the amazing colour and quality of the light. The golden hours occur approximately an hour after the sun rises and house before the sun sets… try it out!!