Do you want to be able to snap more attractive photos, but are not sure exactly what you need to do to get started? The good news is that you don’t need to buy expensive and professional-grade photography equipment to snap attractive photos – and all you really do need is to learn a few simple techniques.
Some of the easiest ways that you could start to take much more attractive and impressive photos are by:
• Using the ‘rule of thirds’ to balance the composition
All that you need to do to start using the ‘rule of thirds’ is to turn out the ‘grid’ feature on your camera and then position the subject and other elements along the gridlines or at their intersection points. If you do this your photos will tend to look much more attractive as the subject will be slightly off-center and the other elements will be more balanced and spaced out.
• Prioritizing the light
The lighting that you snap photos in will have a profound effect on how they look – and you should prioritize good natural light above and beyond almost anything else. Initially you should try to make sure there is lots of soft light that evenly illuminates your subject, but over time you should try to understand how natural light works and use it to your advantage – shadows and all.
Don’t worry too much if the light is poor and that affects the quality of your photos, as you can use photo editing software for Mac or PC such as Movavi Photo Editor for Mac to correct that later.
• Experimenting with different perspectives
Some photos appear more attractive because they stand out and offer a very different perspective. Considering the majority of photos are shot at eye-level, mixing it up and shooting your photos from different angles or heights can make it look unique.
• Avoiding the zoom feature
As far as possible you should avoid using the zoom feature on your camera, as most cameras use a digital zoom that will affect the quality of your photos and may make it look pixelated or lacking definition. Instead of using the zoom, you should try to position yourself physically closer to the subject so that you are able to get the shot that you want without compromising the photo’s quality.
• Practicing holding the camera steady
If your camera shakes while you’re snapping a photo it will affect its focus and cause it to look blurry. To avoid it you should practice holding your camera – by using both hands and keeping your elbows close to your body so that they provide additional support.
Make no mistake there are lots of other types of photography rules that could help you to snap better photos – and you should definitely take advantage of as many resources as you can get your hands on. That being said always remember that any photography ‘rules’ that you pick up are meant to be broken, and at the end of the day you shouldn’t feel confined by them.
In short if you feel that a photo would look more attractive if you abandon the rules that you’ve learned – go right ahead. The tips listed above are meant to be ‘guidelines’ for attractive photos, and are certainly not hard and fast rules.