Today, August 19, is World Photography Day. I am blessed to be friends with several different local photographers and some of them have even passed along some tips to me.
1. Wait til Sunset to take portrait photos
If you don’t, your subjects will look a bit like this.
We learned our lesson. Isn’t this better?
2. Photograph something of interest
Have you ever looked at a picture and wondered what you were supposed to look at? Having a point of reference to look at makes your photo way more interesting.
Some of my favorite shots are butterflies and bees on flowers.
3. Watch out for overly enthusiastic pets
Poor Bear! He just wanted to be in the picture. We sure do miss that big boy.
You might want to put up your pets before you take your photos. They’re very…uncooperative sometimes.
4. Don’t zoom in too tightly on a landscape.
Take your landscape pictures from a distance and utilize the long range. Don’t zoom in too tightly- utilize the “big picture.”
5. Take a lot of pictures
If you take twenty pictures and only get one great one, that’s ok. The more you take, the more great pictures you’re likely to get.
What are some of your favorite photography tips?