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How Beginners Can Snap More Impressive Photos for a Blog

Are you trying to snap some photos to publish along with your blog content? If you’re a beginner and don’t have much experience with photography that can be easier said than done.

The one mistake many beginners make is to assume they need a better camera – and that almost always isn’t the case. For the most part it isn’t about your camera, but rather how you use it:

Find the right light

Lighting always has a big part to play in how impressive photos turn out, so you need to find the right sort of lighting. Typically it is best to make sure there is plenty of soft light that is evenly distributed over the scene you’re trying to capture.

For exceptional outdoor photography you could try to snap photos during the golden hour right after dawn and right before sunset.

Keep the camera still

As you press the shutter button it is important that your camera is completely still. If it is moving, even slightly, the photo could look soft, blurry, and lacking in definition. It may help to use a tripod stand if you have difficulty keeping the camera steady.

Use the rule of thirds

To start framing more balanced and appealing photos, you should use the rule of thirds. That can be done by enabling the grid that is on most cameras then lining up the subject and other elements using its lines and intersection points as a guide.

Do not use digital zoom

Although it may seem like a good idea to use the zoom to get a close-up of your subject –don’t. The digital zoom on your camera will make the photo look less distinct, which is the last thing that you want.

Instead of using the zoom, get closer to your subject if you want a close-up.

Learn your camera’s settings

In your free time you should explore your camera’s settings, in particular, its different shooting modes, settings, and its manual mode. While it will take time for you to fully familiarize yourself with any camera, knowing more about it will definitely come in handy in the long run.

Try snapping more minimalist photos

One of the more popular types of photos for blog content nowadays is minimalist photos. By limiting the number of elements in the frame and couching each one in lots of white space, you can produce photos that draw attention directly to thesubject.

Aside from improving your skills behind the camera, you should try your hand at editing too. Few photos are ‘pictureperfect’ when they are first snapped, and even being able to make minor improvements can make a world of difference.

Nowadays there are several user-friendly editors you could use, for example Movavi Photo Editor.

Armed with everything listed above, the only other thing that you need to snap impressive photos for your blog is practice. In short, you should make it a point to go out and use what you nowknow – and you’ll find that with each shot you’re able to capture more and moreimpressive photos.

About the author


I am Vishal Gaikar, Engineer, Web Addicted, Living in Maharastra, India. Email Me @ vishal@techbucket.org

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