Hacks that Will Transform Your Photo Quality 

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Hacks that Will Transform Your Photo Quality 

by | Mar 6, 2024 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hacks that Will Transform Your Photo Quality 

By Niema Chakkor 

Sometimes, people wonder, am I that un-photogenic? Are my photography skills that bad? Will I be ever able to take a decent picture someday?  

These kinds of questions probably play in the mind of every person who takes a lackluster photo, or who doesn’t seem to be able to take a decent selfie of themselves. You don’t need to be a professional photographer to be able to take good quality photos, so how can you do it? 

Here are a few tips that will help you transform the quality of your photos, and teach you some tricks that will change the way you take your pictures forever: 

  • Take a moment to think about how to take the picture 
  • Find an interesting perspective 
  • Pay attention to colors 
  • Be on the lookout for the perfect moment 

It may sound like something too good to be true, after all the struggle that you did in the past. But if you follow these tips you will be able to take your photos more confidently and will be happy with the outcome. 

Take a Moment to Think About How to Take the Picture 

Before you simply click on that button and snap that picture, take a minute and think about it. What can you do to make that photo look bette? Look around you and think about how your surroundings will affect it. How will you use what’s around you to make your photo better? 

Angles are one of the most easily controlled factors; you can move around your camera and phone until you find the perfect angle that will make your photo look good. Try taking your picture from a point of view that the object isn’t usually seen. For example, you usually look at a person from eye level. Then why don’t you change that up a little bit and take a snap from below eye level and a little bit to the side? 

There are so many possibilities that you can play around with until you find what you’re looking for. 

Try adding depth to your photo. Instead of shooting your subject flat in the face against a sterile background, try adding a foreground that will make the photo look deeper. To do that you can shoot through something. For example, you can shoot through some leaves or even a group of people if you’re in a crowded place.  

Just maneuver your way through the obstacles and take your shot. The result will be worth it. 

Put your subject into context, and add a frame and concept to your photo. If you’re taking a picture of a mug, add some sugar cubes to the side and a spoon somewhere, and some teabags. A subject against a stark plain surface has its own charm but sometimes you need to accompany it with something else to make it more interesting. 

Lighting is a tricky thing too. Simply put, if you have bad lighting you will have a bad photo. Yet, sometimes it takes something as simple as moving beside the windows to make a difference. If you’re worried about lighting or tried but your photo turned out grainy, you have two choices, either you make produce some light or wait for a better time to shoot when there will be plenty of light. 

Find an Interesting Perspective 

Think differently and snap your picture from the most unexpected perspectives! Look into what’s the most common pose or angle that is usually shot. Then, do exactly the opposite! 

Take a photo too close to someone’s face or an upside-down building. Don’t always place the object at the center of the photo as if it’s a given. Try pitting it on the left, the right, or even the far corner of the picture. You are not taking a picture of a couple in the nineteenth century so be creative and change things up a little bit! Break the rules and get creative.  

If you look into most award-winning photographs you will find that they seem like the work of someone going in the opposite direction the rules indicate. 

This may work out wonderfully or may turn out to be completely the opposite. But it’s always worth a try, who knows you might end up with the next masterpiece! 

Pay Attention to Colors 

Colors are one of the most eye-catching factors in a work of art. Playing with colors can be a hard thing to manage if not in a professional studio with the right equipment and backgrounds and even clothes.  

Colors can be tweaked by editing or adding a filter. These two have good results and turn out to be less costly, but still, sometimes, too much editing can turn your photo unrealistic.  

You can also play with colors on your photo by changing the lighting. Check out how your photos look in golden hour, and see the difference between shooting indoors or outdoors. You won’t need too much equipment for that. 

Be on the Lookout for the Perfect Moment 

They say that some photographers travel the world to take that picture they’d always been dreaming about, while some others wait for hours in the most uncomfortable positions waiting for the right conditions to snap the picture just in the right moment.  

But, on the other hand, some famous photos were taken just in the nick of a moment or even by coincidence. That’s why when you feel like the moment is just right, snap that picture, because it may turn out to be better than the ones you took so much time and effort to take. 

Know Tricks About Your Camera 

Whether you’re filming from your smartphone or from your camera, you should consider tweaking with it a little bit and learning more about what it can do.  

There are some amazing settings in just your phone’s camera that could blow your mind with the results they can have. The simplest being the blur option and the stop motion option.  

If you have a camera, then your options are wider. You need to master three things, the sensitivity of the camera’s sensor to light, known as ISO, aperture which is the size of the opening in your lens and it controls how much light gets into your lens, this option also controls the depth of the field and how much of the photo you want in focus. The third option is the shutter speed and it’s the factor that plays a principal role in the stop motion and blur moment caught in the camera. 

Once you get to handle these settings and practice how to make them work, you will be able to control your camera according to the situation you’re in and how you wish the photo to be. 

Taking photos and photography are two different things, but if you’re just taking photos because you like it doesn’t mean that you don’t get to learn how to do it properly with some tricks here and there to get the best results. 

 

Sources: Bright Side 

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