It is very wonderful having a professional photographer to take photos for you on a daily basis. Unfortunately, not all business can afford to have a professional photographer around on a daily basis. That is why I put together these digital photography tips to help you take your high-quality photos without much skill.
- Be strategic. If you are taking a headshot, make sure to get up close but never forget to leave sufficient room space in case you have to crop the photo. Always avoid your subject facing their body squarely to the camera. Also have your model turn their body 30 degree to get a more flattering angle. Also try shooting at eye level or slightly above the model.
- Take advantage of the lighting. Keep it in mind that natural light is the best light. Always make sure you take your photos outdoors. You should also note that you should try your best to avoid the sun when taking your photos (well only if you want to take the sun’s photo). When it comes to taking photos outdoors, cloudy days are better than sunny days. The most wonderful time to take pictures is at “the golden hour” (an hour before sunset). And if you are taking photos indoor, make sure there is enough lighting.
- Keep shooting. If you are not a professional, there is every tendency that you might not get a perfect picture in the first shot. So keep shooting until you get a picture that you love. Especially when taking a group photo, you would have to take shots lot of time because you are more likely to get some photos where someone isn’t paying attention or eyes are closed. Mostly, taking photos when people aren’t expecting usually turns out been the best photo.
- Take note of the location. The location you are taking your photos matters. For instance, when taking a headshot, you want the model to be the center of attention, so use a location with a subtle background. If you are taking photos that are a little more candid, use a natural place like the office, kitchen, etc. always get your location ready some days before your shoot. Always remember that the type of photo you want to take will determine your location. For example, if you want to take a group photo, look for a beautiful area with large space. If you want to take a professional headshot, you can go out door or find a few areas in your building that might work.
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— Stitchcraft Mktg (@stitchcraftmktg) 12 de julio de 2017