Photo from Bayrook Photography and available to purchase from Gippsland Country Photography.

A high-quality camera isn’t everything if you don’t know how to get the most from it and take great pictures. So, in this section, we’re going to talk about seven easy, but often overlooked ways to take stunning pictures.

LET’S BEGIN

1. TAKE “ACTION” SHOTS

Such as someone laughing, shaking hands, or cooking. These hold far more memories of what happened than posed shots. Look to tell the full story of your vacation or family event.

2. PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO YOUR SURROUNDINGS.

What’s in the background of your frame? Move if there are power lines, trees, or other intrusions you’ll notice later. Also, look to see if there is anything on the ground you can move, such as coke bottles or trash. It may seem small at the moment, but it may prevent you from wanting to frame the picture later on.

3. PAY ATTENTION TO FACES WHEN TAKING PICTURES OF PEOPLE.

If the lighting is off, then you may need to move. If people are making unflattering faces,
then you may gently tell them to relax and then smile.

Feel free to take as many pictures as you want. Since it’s digital, you can easily delete the
ones you don’t want later on.

4. AVOID TAKING PICTURES OF PEOPLE FROM THE GROUND WHERE YOU’RE AIMING UPWARDS.

This angle tends to show an unflattering side of people. Instead, look to stand-on a chair and shoot downwards if possible.

5. CLOSER IS BETTER WHEN TAKING PICTURES OF PEOPLE.

Avoid far away shots. You can always edit if you want to later with editing software.

6. TRY DIFFERENT ANGLES FOR LANDSCAPES.

You don’t always have to have everything centered, have ago at taking images from a different angle.