Everyone has a camera due to mobile phones so here are tips to help you take better photos.
- Get closer
Get amongst the action. If your images are not ‘popping’, take a step or two closer to your subject. Your photo and subject will look better without too much wasted space so fill the frame with your subject.
- Practise every day
Practise, Practise, Practise. Like everything – the more you do it the better you get. Take photos as much as you can and it does not matter what.
- See the light
Look at where the light is coming from whether it be natural or articifial. These are all things you can utilise to make an ordinary photo extraordinary.
- Ask permission
When photographing people, especially while in countries with different cultures and languages, out of respect you should always ask permission.
- Use flash during the day
Flash is not only for night time or indoors. If it is an extremely bright day outside and the sun is creating harsh shadows on your subject, switch on your flash.
- Use a joke
A well timed joke will always get a more natural smile, than simply saying “smile”.
- Be aware of backgrounds
Consider what is in your frame? Look for the garbage bin, ugly wall, etc.
- Keep it simple
Don’t try to pack too many elements into your image. It can look messy and confusing. Just include one or two points of interest.