7 Easy Photography Tips

dog_with_paw_on_cameraKeep these basic photography tips in mind the next time you venture out on a photo adventure! Perfect for professional, amateur and recreational photographers.

Visualize : Keep a list of things you want to photograph and visualize how you want these photos to look. When you are ready to check a shot off of your list, you can plan ahead and have the details sorted out- time of day, season, relevancy, obstacles, etc. Consider all the elements needed to get that perfect shot!

Consider Color: There are endless possibilities in the colors of the rainbow. Color creates mood, emotion and power, so use it to your advantage!

Simplify: Make sure that background, props, edits and lighting do not distract from the focus of your photo! Keep it clean and simple to drive your vision home.

But Don’t Be Ordinary: Make your photographs demand a reaction. Get close to your subject for an awesome macro view. Try different angles to present a new perspective. And please, don’t plop your subject in the center of your photo.

Always Be “On”: Photo opportunities spring up unexpectedly throughout the day so be prepared! Always have a camera on you (even a simple camera phone) and capture those little moments that build big days.

Be Discrete: Keep your camera ready at hip height and adjust to take interesting candid photos, evoking true emotion from your subjects when they least expect it. This is a great way to document an event, gathering or special occasion among friends.

Keep Quantity: Shoot continuously. Take many photos in the now and worry about deleting and editing later. Your initial reaction to a photo may change. Don’t be too hasty in the moment! You might end up deleting a picture-perfect shot.

So there you have it! 7 easy photography tips that every photo-taker should keep in their camera bag. And if all else fails.. take a selfie! We have easy tips to perfect those too.

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