I was just reviewing some of the pictures that the kids from the media club has taken for their sports day. And they look great!
Thus I thought I’d share some simple tips on how to take better pictures.
For me, in photography, composition is very important. Each picture needs to tell a story. I enjoy looking at a photo and try to make out what the subject is thinking and imagine how it feels to be in that situation.
1. Focus on a subject
When there too many things going on, it makes the picture seem cluttered and impersonal. Zoom in to something that catches your eye and focus on it. Dont be afraid to move or getting closer to your subject.
Much better right?
2. Crop away unecessary distrations
But if it is impossible to move closer, take your pictures in the largest resolution possible. While in Picassa or in photoshop, cut away the distractions.
3. Try different angles
With different angle and position, you could create a bland picture, to something more interesting. If you crouched down, you could make the subject appear more omnious
And if you take a picture from an elevated angle, you could make the image appear as if you were a being, looking from above.
4. Capture the moment
Some of the best pictures arent even posed! Be in the moment and let the subject personality shine through
5. Take as many pictures as you want
Its okay to make mistakes! We’re using digital cameras anyway. Just delete the ones you dont like and have fun taking your pictures
I hope you find these tips useful. Happy photographing! 🙂
Pictures were taken by the talented students of Media Club, Shuqun Secondary School