How to Take Better Photos
Making memories is a wonderful thing, and being able to store them and look back on them at a later date is even better - this is why so many people love taking photographs and either printing them, or posting them on social media so they can look back on them later. However, many of us also feel that our photography skills leave a lot to be desired, and want to know how to make our photos better - but this is where we come across problems. How can I make my pictures better? What can I do to improve them, and learn new skills? If these are questions you've been asking yourself, then you're in the right place, because that's what we're looking at today!
Making memories is a wonderful thing, and being able to store them and look back on them at a later date is even better – this is why so many people love taking photographs and either printing them, or posting them on social media so they can look back on them later. However, many of us also feel that our photography skills leave a lot to be desired, and want to know how to make our photos better – but this is where we come across problems. How can I make my pictures better? What can I do to improve them, and learn new skills? If these are questions you’ve been asking yourself, then you’re in the right place, because that’s what we’re looking at today!
How to improve your photography skills
Often, the lighting of your image will be the biggest thing to look at when improving your skills. Try and take your photos in natural, direct (but not too direct) sunlight for the best results. This will help your images appear crisp, coloured correctly and perfect for storing to help keep your happy memories.
If you always feel like there’s something missing from your images and you don’t know what it is, have a play about with your composition. Do you need extra props? Is the subject of your photograph too far away, or too close? Do you need to find a different angle? Just try things out, and you’ll find your rhythm soon enough.
We’re not talking about outright copying someone, but taking a look at other people’s style can help you find your own. Find things you like from a number of photographers and see if you can emulate these things in your practice shots, and eventually your own style will evolve, and your skills will have improved in the process!
Practice, practice, practice
There’s really nothing that’s going to help you more than practicing and really learning your camera’s settings. Once you’ve taken a 100 pictures, you’ll be much better than when you took your first one. Likewise, making sure your camera is on the correct setting for the style of picture you’re taking will go a long way to helping your photos look fantastic.
Hey, it’s OK to edit
Don’t be afraid to edit your photos! If you want to change the brightness, add a filter or even add fun effects, then go for it! There’s nothing wrong with editing your pictures, and while this won’t improve your photography skills, still a worthwhile thing to be able to do.
Upgrade your equipment and invest
If photography and recording happy memories is something you’re committed to, then take a look at upgrading your equipment and investing in some quality pieces. Maybe a new camera or a lens that you’ve been looking at for a while. Perhaps you could use some proper lighting, or a better tripod? Have a think about what could make your photos look better, and think about investing.
Offcloud, your cloud-based download manager
Once you’ve perfected taking your photos and making them beautiful, you’re going to need somewhere safe and secure to keep them to ensure they never get lost – and Offcloud can help! Not only do we offer a safe and secure cloud storage network for media and important documents, but you can absolutely upload your photographs for safe keeping and download them again whenever you’re ready. If you just want to try out our service for now, then you absolutely can – just sign up for a free account, and we’ll give you 10GB of secure storage space, and 100 direct download links to allow you to directly download from BitTorrent into your cloud storage network. Additionally, you can fetch and convert cloud content, storing it for later access – not bad!