One of the many questions I get asked is how to take a better photo. Depending on who you talk to, many people will have different opinions about this. But personally, my simple advice is to take an extra couple of seconds to compose better. Think about what you can include in the frame, rather than taking a hasty shot right there and then. You’ll be amazed on how much better it looks by taking your time to think about its composition.
Here are some stuff to think about before taking your shot:
- Background – this is probably the very first thing people look at prior to taking the shot, that is because the background is what you see most of when looking at something in front of you – so it comes to no surprise that it is usually the very first thing that comes to mind of a photographer.
- Foreground – choosing what goes into the foreground of a photo can make it a considerably awesome photo. Because the foreground is at the front of the frame, make sure you take a couple of seconds more to choose the best subject (as the foreground focus).
- Subject focus – normally, the biggest mistake that many amateur photographers make is to put the subject focus right smack in the middle of the frame. Although there is nothing wrong by doing this, but some shots looks better by off centering the subject focus. It is done so that the background/foreground also gets the required attention.
The stuff I explained above are my personal opinions! So go easy!
Actually, I had a quick search on the internet to see if I could find a video from someone else on how to take better photos and found this one:
In fact, the author’s opinions are somewhat similar to mine. Which is good (I think!).