10 Ways to Improve Your Photographs

Despite common belief, taking a high-quality photograph is a simple process. The best camera in the world is not required, nor is a wealth of experience; all you need are these 10 guidelines.


First of all, make full use of any and all available square footage.

Feel free to fill the frame with your photo. If you want to take a picture of something, it’s alright for it to fill up the full shot with no or very little background showing. Make sure there are no people or animals in your frame.

The Second Piece of Advice: Read Up on All Those Forms

It’s an essential part of taking pictures. Recognizing shapes and figures in photographic images. Don’t see a thing, she its shape and its form and pick the best perspective to picture it from. Shape is ubiquitous, therefore educate yourself as much as you can on it through books.

Thirdly, make sure there is action in your photographs.

If you’re taking a picture of anything static, there should be no blur. The quality of your photo will suffer if there is motion in the background when you are trying to capture a still image. You should also avoid placing the horizon in the exact middle of the picture.

Fourth, master the art of utilising colour contrasts.

Whites, greys, and blacks are used effectively in some of the best photographs. Even if your subject is all one colour, it’s the contrasts in colours that will set your photos apart.

Tip 5 – Get Closer To Your Subject

Not getting close enough to the subject is a common failing of photographers. Come closer by standing shoulder to shoulder. A excellent shot can be cropped and resized indefinitely, while a faraway item can’t be enlarged indefinitely.

The Shutter Lag Tip 6

When using a digital camera, you need to be aware of the shutter lags in order to capture the action. This implies that everything you were photographing would have moved or altered by the time the shutter opened, which may take up to a second after you pressed the shutter button. This means you have to adjust for shutter lag by predicting what your subject is going to do and snapping the photo just before it takes the action you want. This isn’t an issue with higher-priced digital cameras.

Advice #7: Pan

When shooting an action scene with a slow shutter speed, panning with the subject is essential. Follow through with the subject, from start to end and one of those pictures will be a winner. Taking multiple shots will increase the likelihood that one will turn out well.

Tip 8 – Continuous Shots

To pan in the manner I described above, you’ll need a camera that fires off multiple frames in rapid succession and does not require post-capture processing for each image.

What to do to get great shots at night (Tip #9)

Night time pictures may be stunning, almost mystical…. if done well! If not, they risk a disastrous appearance. Really terrible. Even the best cameras will provide subpar results in the hands of an inexperienced photographer if they are not provided with sufficient lighting.

Here’s a Tip: Read the Instructions

To get the best results when shooting at night with your digital camera, be sure to consult the manual.