I have done photography work for many years. One of the main tips I can actually give someone is to take more photos; the more photos the better. Carry your camera everywhere you go; you may be surprised where great shots originate. A simple trip to the grocery store may result in a beautiful sunset photo on your return trip home. With that being said, here are five simple tips that can help anyone take better photos even someone who is just beginning.
Shoot in RAW Mode
RAW mode is a way to achieve higher quality which is what anyone wants out of a photo. RAW also records levels of brightness that can be easily corrected when there are either over or under exposed shots. RAW will produce a better end result; the image will show more detail and colors which will also help during the editing process. But try not to over edit the photos during digital processing.
When photographing a subject, get closer. The details of an up-close image are more defined. So take a step forward and get closer to your subject especially when the photographing people. Expressions can make the image.
Try Different Angles
One of the most important factors to consider when shooting a photo is that not everyone views the scene in the same manner. Try different angles. Squat down, kneel down or even lay down to get a different prospective on the scene. Some of the most unique and stunning photos are taking when you try something new. Don’t be afraid of the elements. I know snow and rain can be a real pain to work in but the end results can outweigh the uncomfortable weather.
Best Photos Forward
There is always someone who is going to critique your photo in a negative manner. However, try to only show those photos that you consider as your best shots. People always seem to remember the photo that was taken with the camera strap in view not the other fifty shots that look absolutely stunning. Also share the best photos with friends. A few remarkable shots can boost your reputation and even send clients your way.
Images should always be backed up. However take extra precautions and back up the work twice especially when you spent the last eight hours editing one session. The extra back up will be like an insurance policy in case the first back up gets lost or corrupted.