It does not matter if you want to be a photographer or if you just want to learn how to take better photos, there are some basic tips and tricks you can follow.
First of all, you have to keep in mind that the right camera can only take you so far. If you are a beginner photographer or you do not want to invest that much money on a hobby or an interest, you don’t have to buy a fancy DSLR. You can get amazing photos with your phone camera, or a point-and-shoot as well. You just have to make sure that you learn the basics of photography.
If you want to take good photos, you should start observing the subject or the scene you wish to photograph. This will provide you with interesting angles to work on, and let you observe moments that would make great photographs. Of course, you could go over the camera settings and find out if you can tweak the exposure, the saturation, brightness, or the focus to make the photo better. Remember- editing can make a photo better, but a lot depends on the actual capture.
You have to keep practicing– after all, you will learn to take good photos only after you have taken a number of bad ones.
Instagram has provided a lot of amateur photographers the ability to explore different facets of photography. Say what you want about the number of mundane photographs that do turn up on your Instagram feed, they are encouraging people into taking up photography and that’s good enough for me.
There are some basic trips that amateur photographers can use to make their Instagram pictures look much better than usual.
- Work your angles: It does not matter if you are just taking a selfie, or a photo of a rather beautifully designed cup of coffee, getting a good angle on the photo is really important. It will transform the entire subject and make your photo stand out.
- Make use of the borders. Instagram has a lot of borders that help perfectly frame the moment and give the moment a feel.
- Details. The details do matter. Did you notice a pattern you really like? Are you wearing funky earrings? Does the wall in that cafe have interesting photos? Why don’t you take a photo of that? Noticing the details and the smaller things are the first steps towards becoming a professional.
- Lighting is important. This will take a while for you to perfect. You have to find the perfect blend of highlight and shadows in order for you to find the perfect angles on the subject of the photo.