Though all our smartphones have got cameras now, the photos most of us take are rather average. With these 10 pro-tips your pics will be much better.
#1 It’s all about the light
Though you might think there is enough light, in the camera’s eye this is not going to look so good. All professional photographers love light. Just take a few pics in the sun and a few in the evening. You will immediately understand why it is so. And it does not mean that you can’t take a good picture when it’s dark. It’s all about the skills, not the equipment.
#2 Get to know your camera
With so many option available all you know is how to use flash? It’s high time you familiarized yourself with what you have at your disposal. You don’t really need a better camera. You just need more knowledge of how to use the potential of the one you have got now.
#3 Set and settings
The location is of critical importance. If you think you can take a good portrait photograph in any circumstances, then you are wrong. The right place will offer proper light and the background matching the personality of your model.
#4 An honest smile
If you want someone to smile in a natural way, there is no way you can cause this to happen a second before the shot. Create appropriate atmosphere so that your model will really feel like smiling. You will clearly see the difference.
#5 The person in the focus
Your model does not have to be the center of attention. The photograph will be far more expressive if it focuses on something else and your model looks of somewhat secondary importance there.
#6 Straight into the eyes
The image will be much more intensive if your model looks straight into the camera. The effect will be even stronger if the person looks shy. What matters is that the look into the lens has to be really intensive.
#7 Use non-standard perspectives
Try to avoid the cliché perspectives and look at the person from another angle. You might be surprised with the way they look photographed from the bird’s eye view for example.
#8 Don’t be afraid to manage your models
The pose your model takes on herself or himself can’t be the final one. You both will be much more satisfied if the photo looks great so don’t be afraid to take control of the session. Arrange the pose to make them fit your concept. When they see the effect, they will be grateful.
#9 Focus on one object or one person
A lot of pictures attempts to show too many things at the same time. As a result they show almost nothing. Try to focus the picture on one person or one specific object.
#10 Create a story
Photos can be a non-verbal way of telling a story. Take such pictures so that the people who look at them begin to wonder what happened next.