Here’s 8 tips to instantly take better photos!
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all right so you want to take better pictures here's a tip that will help you let's go tip number one is to add depth to your photos this can be done by using a low aperture or by using leading lines in your shot using a low depth of field will separate your subject from your background and create vaca if you want to learn more about depth check out the video I recently made by clicking the I button tip number two is to use foreground elements such as leaves branches etc basically what you're going to want to do is add an object in front of your lens so that it covers a small portion of your frame this is especially useful for portraiture as in portraiture you usually only have a foreground and a background by adding this you'll have the foreground which will be the foreground element the mid-ground will be your subject and the background will be the Bakke finally when you have a foreground element in your frame it's usually better to use a low aperture tip number three is to vary your angles most of the time I see people with their cameras just standing there in one spot and taking a picture don't do that stepping right or left or taking their picture from above or beneath or even at the same level as your subject will drastically change your image for example if you want your subject to look big and powerful you'll usually want to shoot in from below on the contrary if you want him to look small you'll usually want to shoot in from above [Applause] tip number four avoid cliches shots if you're going to a touristic location chances are there's going to be hundreds and hundreds of the same picture so when you arrive at your location you'll usually see a bundle of people standing in the same spot all with their phone or the camera out trying to snap a photo whatever you do do not go there once again try and search for different angles and perspectives this will make your photo much more original than everyone else's tip number five is to use the rule of thirds it doesn't matter which type of camera you're using it could be your phone it could be a DSLR it could be anything chances are it'll have a grid most common grid is the grid with two lines in each direction the rule of thirds is basically putting your subject on one of the intersections of the line for some reason don't ask me why it just makes your image so much more cinematic so the next tip is to use light light is something that is always or almost always at your disposal and most of the time people don't use it to their advantage let's say you're shooting indoors and you're in the middle of the room you won't have much light that your disposal this will result in you having to bump your ISO up there for creating digital grain try moving your subject nearer window BAM now there's a lot more light and you can bump that ISO back down if you still do want grain in your picture you can add it in post if you want soft light on your subject you'll usually want to shoot on a cloudy day the clouds will create a layer diffusion for the Sun there are also many different hours to shoot your pictures at most common ones are golden our golden hour is the period before sunset or right after sunrise there's also blue hour if you're going for a much colder look if for some reason your style consists of using harsh lights shoot at noon when there's no clouds around tip number seven is to add movement to your photos this will bring your subject into the action and make the photo come to life the best way to do this is usually to vary your shutter speed a lower shatter speed will result in the shutter of your camera being open for longer therefore if something goes past the frame it will be blurry or maybe even invisible if you're going for an extended period of time the right amount of motion blur will always depend on what subject you're shooting if you're shooting cars and you do want some motion blur you'll probably want your shutter speed to view around one fifth of a second finally my last tip is using leading line leading lines will add depth to your photo and lead the viewers eyes to the subject on Instagram you're probably going to be liking a lot of pictures which have symmetry in them and with symmetry comes leading lines and right before I end this video off I have one bonus tip for you guys if there's one tip that you want to retain from this video it's this one practice practice does not make perfect but practice makes better thank you guys for watching and hopefully you've learned something I'll see you guys in the next one you