5 tips to INSTANTLY up your PHOTO GAME

Are you looking to take your photography skills to the next level? Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, there are always ways to improve your photo game. In this blog, we’ll be sharing five tips that can instantly elevate the quality of your photos. From understanding lighting and composition to utilizing editing techniques, these simple yet effective strategies will help you capture stunning images in no time. Whether you’re shooting with a professional camera or just using your smartphone, these tips are sure to make a noticeable difference in the quality of your photos. So, let’s dive in and take your photography skills to the next level!





5 Tips to INSTANTLY Up Your Photo Game

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Five things to instantly step up your photo game. Here we go, let’s get rolling, let’s get right into it. Number one, angles.

No more hip shots or blind fire, they’re gonna think about this. Angles are huge. Instead of just pulling out your phone or your camera and snapping the subject, be it an object or a person at whatever’s the easiest angle, just take 10 extra seconds and think about where could this look cool from? Objects typically look really, really good or way better when they’re taken from a waist level so you’re at the same perspective of the object. Or just put a little thought into it. Maybe just move around to the left or move to the right, move to the back, just take 10 extra seconds and think to yourself how can I make this look better than just snapping it for the sake of just snapping it? ‘Cause we all know, we get home, people compare photos and they always say, wow, yours looks a lot better than mine, why is that? ‘Cause they thought about those angles, that’s number one.

Tip number two, shoot through something.

Instead of just taking a shot, maybe dangle something in front of the lens a little bit. Maybe if you’re outside taking a portrait, instead of shooting the people in the forest, maybe back into the tree a little bit so you can see those branches and the leaves hanging down in front of the lens, it gives you bokeh, it gives you nice out of focus elements, and it adds that extra (growling) to the photo that is otherwise missing if they didn’t do it. Maybe shoot through the handle of the mug, take two playing cards, hold them up to the lens, shoot through that. Essentially, shoot through anything, put an object in front of the lens and just finagle your way through so they can see the subject through whatever it is that’s blocking the lens. That adds a huge dynamic. It frames your shots in a really creative and interesting way, give that one a shot. Pun intended.

Tip number three, think opposite.

Let’s say they’re gonna go do a landscape shot, they are in front of Lake Louise. Everyone is taking the same photo. If there are a hundred people there, their photo might be better, it might be better lit, but for the most part the composition of Lake Louise from those hundred people isn’t gonna differ very much. And this doesn’t just have to do with landscape photos, it can do with let’s say taking a picture of a deck of cards or maybe shooting a smartphone, maybe a book, maybe a pair of boots, it doesn’t matter, it could be a living room. Try to think what the most common, typical place the photo will be taken from. So everyone might stand in front of the mountain here, everyone might place the deck here. Get that in their head and then completely it off. Think okay, they’re gonna shoot it from the back forward. They’re gonna shoot it upside down, they’re gonna shoot it from the left, from the right, from above. It’s these little things, it’s these little tips that end up producing huge results. So just by taking 10 seconds ahead of time and saying to themselves, this is what everybody does right here, what is completely opposite from what everybody does? And they’re gonna do that. They might surprise themselves. Hell, it could be shit too.

Talk about lighting. Lighting is huge.

If they’re stuff isn’t lit well, A, no one can see it, B, it just looks like it, C, there’s no reason it has to look bad, lighting scares a lot of people. People are thinking, oh they don’t know how to set up lights or they don’t own lights, the solution’s very easy. They’re probably gonna do an entire video on this subject itself, just move to a window. That’s it, just stand in front of a window. If they’re shooting an object, just move to a window, find the light, essentially, if it’s dark outside, maybe don’t take the photo unless they’re trying to go for night photography. If they’re trying to take a picture of something in a restaurant and the lighting is poor, just wait. Just do it tomorrow. If it’s grainy and it looks bad and they can’t figure out the light, there’s probably a reason, they shouldn’t be taking the photo right now, unless that’s their job and that’s a whole other story. They’re just talking about regular people taking photos on a regular basis and wanting to up that quality. They’re not gonna die, there’s no fire, wait til tomorrow. Wait for golden hour, and if they don’t know when golden hour is they can google it, there’s apps to show it, they can ask Siri, hey Siri, when’s golden hour? Window light is naturally diffused, especially if they’re on a cloudy day, that cloud cover provides a big giant soft box, if they will. So their photo’s probably gonna end up looking a hundred times better and they’re gonna say to themselves, damn, this actually looks incredible. You’re welcome. Number five, placing objects into the frame that help tell the story, maybe it’s people, maybe it’s something, maybe it’s different objects. Let’s say they’re gonna take a picture of a deck of cards. They’re putting it on a table. It’s kinda boring by itself. So maybe they add a laptop, now they’re gonna add a cell phone, maybe they’ll throw a sweather in there and a mug. Those things are just creeping into the corners but that provides an atmosphere now. The picture’s much more interesting. It’s not focused on just the laptop, it’s not focused on the sweater, and they’ve made that very clear by keeping those things to the edges, they’re not the focus points, the deck of cards is the focus point. But they’ve added these extra elements to just create more of a mood, more feeling, more of a story in this photograph and it took an extra 10 seconds to just drop these things in. They’ll notice that a lot of these tips, all these things are very, very basic tips but will elevate their photography be it with an iPhone, be it with a DSLR, be it with an Instax camera, whatever, they’ll make their photos better. Try them out, they think they’re gonna get some mileage out of it.


5 Tips to INSTANTLY up Your PHOTO GAME

Here are some frequently asked questions about improving your photography skills:

1. How can I instantly improve my photography?

To instantly improve your photography, focus on composition and lighting. Experiment with different angles and perspectives, and make sure to use natural light whenever possible.

2. What camera equipment do I need to improve my photography?

You don’t necessarily need an expensive camera to improve your photography. Start with the equipment you have and focus on learning how to use it effectively. As you progress, you can consider investing in additional lenses or accessories.

3. Should I edit my photos?

Edit your photos to enhance and improve their overall quality. However, be mindful not to over-edit and alter the natural essence of the image.

4. How can I find inspiration for my photography?

Look for inspiration in your surroundings, whether it’s nature, architecture, or people. Pay attention to the details and strive to capture the unique beauty of everyday scenes.

5. What are some photography techniques I can use to instantly improve my photos?

Experiment with depth of field, leading lines, and framing to add interest and depth to your photos. Additionally, try incorporating different perspectives and angles to create visually compelling compositions.

I hope you find useful my article 5 tips to INSTANTLY up your PHOTO GAME, I also recommend you to read my other posts in my blog at this link.

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