Ever wondered how other people managed to take really nice photos? And just when you were about to buy a new camera, you realized that they took their photos with their smart phones!
Well, if that’s what you are wondering, you are in the right place! Don’t worry if you are a beginner to photography, hopefully this post would give you some insights in how to take good photos.
So what are you waiting for?! Let’s begin!
1. Know where the light source is
You have to know where the light is coming from! It can be from the sun or any light sources. The most important thing is to make sure your model’s face is either fully illuminated or not illuminated at all, unless you are deliberately filming a particular set of photos.
Under sunlight in particular, I do not like my models being under strong sunlight, as it makes the exposure (which means the brightness) too high, making my models look way too pale while the background remains natural.
What I usually do is to ask my models to stand under some sort of shades, as it makes the exposure lower while keeping the background natural-looking.
2. Avoid background noise
In photography, what’s important is showing the viewers the highlights, or the focus of your photos. It is therefore important to get rid of whatever is distracting your viewers from seeing the center of focus of your photos.
To me, one of the things that I try my very best to avoid is people. Whenever I take scenic photos, or portraits, I don’t like seeing people at the background. Sometimes, one or two persons might add some touch to my photos, but when there are more than 3 people, I find it distracting.
It is therefore important to find a quiet spot, or pick an angle that eliminates the distractions in the photos.
3. Make sure you know what your focus point is
In my last post, 3 Easy Tips on taking high quality photos, I have taught you how to find a focus point, so now you should be able to find a focus point yourself. You not only have to find it, but you have to make sure you know where it is, and where it should go in the photo.
For example, when I take portraits for my friends, I make sure the photo contains less of the surroundings and take photos either in front of plain walls, or natural scenery to avoid distractions.
There you go! 3 tips on taking good photos with your phone! Hope it helps you a bit in taking good photos with your phone!
Always remember, passion is the most important. Taking good photos doesn’t necessarily require a great camera!
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