Sunday, 20 October, 2019
Tips for great photos

Tips for great photos

Have you ever felt intimidated by the thought of taking photos of other people? Believe it or not, once you’re over your initial nerves, people are one of the easiest subjects to photograph. Why is this? Well, imagine that you’re taking landscape photos. Most of us don’t live in a spectacular landscape, which means we have to drive somewhere to take the photo. Once there, if the weather and light aren’t good, there’s not much we can do.

Photographing people, however, gives you complete control. All the elements of good photography are in your hands. You’re surrounded by potential subjects; friends, relatives and even strangers if you have the courage to ask. Every potential subject is unique. If the light isn’t great, you can do something about it, like move to another location or use flash. You can ask your subject to wear different clothes, or do something a little crazy – your only limit is your imagination.

And this is the key to great people photography – imagination. Have fun, and if you don’t know much about your camera settings yet just put your camera into an automatic mode (most cameras have an automatic Portrait mode you can use) and concentrate on making some beautiful photos. You can learn the technical details afterwards.

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