You don’t have to be an expert to take great photos! Nowadays, you can just use your phone to take photos and use a photo editing software or app. However, cell phones can only do so much. If you want to take the BEST photos for yourself or your business, follow these essential tips.
Have The Right Equipment
Now, I am not against using a smartphone to take photos and a photo editing app. However, if you really want the best photos, a DSLR camera is the way to go. Reliable camera brands you can’t go wrong with include Nikon and Canon. These cameras provide you with customizable options and settings from exposure levels to continuous photo shooting.
With most DSLR cameras, you have the option of having different lens types. The lens types I would highly recommend include the standard 18-55mm lens and 70-300mm lens. The 70-300mm lens is great for getting a great close-up photo!
No matter if you’re taking photos outside or inside, the lighting has to be perfect. For taking a portrait photo, having an attachable flash is essential. If you’re outside and the sunlight is not cooperating, you could add lens filters to fit your photography needs.
Auto vs. Manual Mode
This is one topic every photographer needs to know to take the best photos. Most DSLR cameras have the option of switching between Auto and Manual Mode. With Auto Mode, the camera lens automatically focuses on the photo subject with no effort needed by the photographer. This is great if you are looking to just take generic photographs. However, if you are looking to take unique and creative photos, use Manual Mode. With this mode, you can control shutter speed, ISO, and aperture. You know those cool images you see on social media that have a blurred background and single out an object or person, that can be done in Manual Mode! Below is a photo that was taken in Manual Mode.
Don’t Be Afraid Of Photo Editing Software
The whole point of taking photos is not just about taking the best photos but being creative with them. Using a photo editing software program enables users to play around with their pictures to create the look they desire. Besides Photoshop, another great photo editing software program is Coral PaintShop Pro X9.
So, before your next photo shoot, take these tips into account!
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