We’ve put together some ideas to improve your photography. Not everything can be done in Photoshop!
Whilst great editing skills (the ones you’ll learn on our Photoshop course), can make a world of difference, getting a great image in the first place is essential. Even if you are already a pro, sometimes it’s quite good to remind yourself of what’s possible. Revisit some old techniques and styles, or simply get some inspiration or ideas for new projects.
1/ Think about the environment surrounding your subject – what do you include? What do you leave out?
2/ Watch the backgrounds, they can work for or against your subject, try depth of field to isolate subjects or emphasise their surroundings. Use a small F number (big aperture). Most cameras will allow you to select f4, some even less.
3/ Try and capture personality in an image
4/ Opportunities are all around, always take a small camera with you.
5/ Work fast, don’t miss the moment. Get so familiar with your camera that you can move in a flash and get the image. Especially in the street, images opportunities are often there one minute and gone the next. Don’t be ashamed of auto mode, especially in situations where things are changing fast.
6/ Have courage, quite honestly most people don’t mind having their picture taken.
7/ Be brave – take risks both with subject matter and technique.
8/ Tell stories with your images.
9/ Choose your moment – sometimes it’s best to wait for the right person or thing to enter the frame of an image in the right place.
10/ Learn to see beauty in the mundane
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