Five easy tips to improve your photography!
1. GETTING THE BASICS RIGHT
Make sure you get to know your camera or phone and how to work the device. Try out different settings and how to turn functions on and off.
2. CHECK WHAT’S IN THE BACKGROUND
Before you take the photo, check there are no poles, signs, trees and so on in the way or distracting from the subjects.
3. GET THE LIGHT RIGHT
Make sure that the light, whether it’s natural or artificial, is facing your subject and not behind them. If possible, try to avoid harsh, bright lights or direct sunlight that causes shadow on your subjects face. Try not to use flash, but if your image is too dark, use the flash but make sure it’s not too close to the subject as it make the image too bright.
4. CHECK YOUR SUBJECTS
Action shots are always great, but really look all around the frame before you press the button – make sure you can clearly see what the subject of the photograph is, or what the people in the photo are doing.
5. SENDING AND SHARING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS
Often we receive file sizes that are too small or with reduced quality. Make sure your camera is on the highest resolution settings before you shoot (check the manual for how to do this) and when you email photographs make sure you send them as ‘actual size’. WeTransfer and Mimecast are websites that are free and easy to use to send large photo files or lots in one go.