Digital photography has democratized the medium. More people are taking more photos than ever before, and they’re sharing them online with friends and family in record numbers.
1. Basic Composition
The heart of a photograph is its composition—the position of different elements in a frame. Try and align the subject of your photo such that brain starts to imagine.
2. Adjust Exposure
How light or dark the shot appears matters as it brings out contrast. Based on the correct lighting for special scene will bring pop to your image.
3. Use of Flash
Many a photo has been foiled by a flash firing too close to a subject. If you need to activate the flash, back up a bit and zoom in to get the proper framing. Adding just a little bit of light makes it possible to fill in shadows, resulting in a more natural-looking photo.
4. Change Your Perspective
Most photographers will stand on two legs and snap shots from eye level. While this is fine for many images, it’s not always ideal. If you’ve got a camera with a tilting screen you can more easily shoot from a low or high angle to get a different perspective on your subject.
5. White Balance
Different light casts different types of color—sunlight is very blue, tungsten lighting is yellow, and fluorescent is a bit green. In many cases, the camera will automatically detect what type of lighting you’re under and adjust the color in photos so that they look natural.
6. Use a Tripod
Using a tripod will allow you to set up framing. You can get away with an inexpensive tripod, although spending a bit more on a brand like Manfrotto or MeFoto will result in much less frustration than with the bargain brands. DSLR users should definitely put care into selecting a tripod, as a set of legs and a head that are sturdy enough to hold the camera are paramount.
Edit your photos to achieve the desired result. Some very basic editing on a photo can help improve its quality drastically. Getting perfect photos in-camera is a lofty goal; there’s no harm in a bit of retouching.