HOW TO TAKE GOOD PHOTOS
- Turn up your camera’s resolution
- Turn your phone horizontal – so the photos are in landscape mode
Let’s Get Snapping
1. Understanding the “Rule of Thirds”
The “rule of thirds” is an important concept in photography, and it can be applied to website photos as well. To use the rule of thirds, simply imagine dividing the scene into three horizontal and three vertical sections. Try to place the main subject of the photo at one of the four intersections of these imaginary lines. This creates a balanced composition and helps the photo look more visually appealing. It is not a law that you have to use the thirds but makes for the most consistent photos. You can simply center things if that looks best to you. Try a few different things and we’ll sort out the best one.
Not all photos need to follow the above “rule of thirds” so it’s a good practice to do multiple takes of the same photo. Take a version of the photo centered and also take one where it is in positioned in a “thirds” section (above). Then you can choose which orientation looks best afterwards.
2. Pay Attention to Lighting
Lighting can make or break a photograph. If you’re taking pictures outdoors, try to take them during the morning or evening when the light is softer and more flattering.
3. Compensate for Your Phone’s Limitations
Phone cameras can be a great way to take photos, but they do have some limitations. For instance, phones typically have difficulty capturing photos in low light. To compensate, try increasing the ISO or using a flash. Taking the time to adjust the settings on your camera can make a huge difference in the quality of the photo.
4. Experiment with Angles
Experiment with different angles to get a unique shot. Try taking photos from above or below, or even from the side. This will help to give your photos a more interesting look.
5. Don’t Zoom in Too Far
When taking photos with your phone, it’s important not to zoom in too far. If you do, the quality of the photo will become grainy and pixelated. Instead, try to get as close as possible to your subject.
6. Use Natural Light
Natural light is your best friend when it comes to taking photos with your phone. Try to avoid using artificial light, as the quality won’t be as good. Find a spot with plenty of natural light and shoot away!