Today I’ve got 6 Photography Tips…no matter what kind of camera you have!
I’m just gonna jump right in!
#1 Get Closer
Get closer to your subject but make sure that your camera can still focus, there’s no point in getting so close that the image isn’t sharp. 🙂
Here’s an example. This first shot I can see a cute shot in my head but the image is cluttered on the bottom. Getting closer (either zoom with your lens or your feet) makes the shot much more interesting.
Now, if you are taking shots of people make sure you don’t get too close. No one wants to see what’s up someone else’s nose. 😀
#2 Get Up
Try a different angle than is typical. Here, instead of shooting these crepe myrtles straight on I got up on my porch and shot them.
#3 Get down
Same thing only opposite. A lot of children and flowers are shot from above. Get down eye level with them.
This is the same flower pot I shot for the very first shot, but by getting down, I got a shot that’s completely different.
#4 The Rule of Thirds
If you’ve read anything about photography you’ve probably heard of the rule of thirds. The idea is the main subject in the shot should be on a “line”. A lot of people will put the tree smack in the middle. But you can change it up be using the rule of thirds.
(btw, just ignore the “loading”) 😀
#5 White Balance
All cameras have Auto White Balance. And honestly most of the time it will hit it spot on. But sometimes the white balance can make an otherwise great shot icky. Try using different white balance settings on your camera, see if it helps a shot out.
Don’t be afraid to edit! There is nothing wrong with editing. What’s wrong is people editing so much that the photo looks nothing like the original and then trying to pass it off as the original.
Sorry, I will get off my soap box now. 😀
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to be able to edit either. PicMonkey is free and I think the top choice. I personally use Lightroom & Photoshop.
The most important thing is to HAVE FUN. Don’t beat yourself up with you don’t have the latest and greatest camera or lens. Have fun and keep practicing.
My name is Anna. I write at Green Eyed Country Girl about my journey as a photographer, fashion that I love, and other random bits and pieces of my life as a mom to 2 crazy kids and wife to a super husband. I love all things country….cowboy boots, cowboy hats, spurs, hay bales, etc. NOT country blue & mauve!