PHOTO-ME IS DELIGHTED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH USEFUL TIPS TO HELP YOU MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY.
THE RULE OF THIRDS
When a photo looks good, it’s usually due to the composition; the visual elements of the photo, such as the placement of objects, subjects, focal points, and layout of the overall photo. Good composition is pleasing to the eye and can be achieved using the rule of thirds.
Take 2 vertical lines, and 2 horizontal lines and divide your photo up into 9 equal squares. The goal is to place your subject, or the focal point, along a vertical or horizontal line and a point of intersection.
For a little assistance you can add a grid to your DSLR in your camera settings, or even on your phone.
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MISTAKES TO AVOID
1. Not paying attention to the background – sometimes we get so focused on capturing our subject that we don’t notice elements in the background that could either enhance or ruin a photo.
2. Not thinking about lighting – lighting is key. Natural light that isn’t too harsh can change everything.
3. Avoiding candid shots – don’t focus on everything having to be perfect, snap beautiful emotional moments as they happen.
4. Being frugal with shots – take multiple shots from a variety of angles and decide which ones you want to keep later. You won’t always get a second chance to capture a place or moment again.
THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOUR IPHONE CAMERA COULD DO
1. Burst mode – takes multiple pictures in a short period of time. If you have iOS 7, just hold down the white shutter button. The result is multiple photos in quick succession – great for fast paced events like sports or for photographing children who may only smile at the camera for a split second.
2. Take photos with the volume button or headphones – it can be hard to keep a steady hand while holding the camera and pressing the white shutter button on the iPhone screen. Instead, use the volume buttons on the side of the phone, or if you’re wearing the official Apple headphones, you can press the middle of the headphone button to snap a photo.
3. Lock autofocus/exposure – when there is a lot going on within the photo frame your iPhone might keep refocusing on different parts of the picture. To lock in the autofocus and exposure, press and hold the screen until the yellow square flashes twice, then you’ll see a box that reads “AE/AF LOCK.” Then, either snap a photo or tap the screen again to turn off the auto lock.
Photography is something that is best appreciated and enjoyed once it has been printed. It’s much more nostalgic and romantic to look at printed photos, than it is to sit behind a computer screen or on the sofa with a phone or tablet.
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