3 Top Digital Photography Tips

  1. Compose in Thirds

To use the rule of thirds, imagine four lines, two that are horizontally across the image and two vertical creating nine even squares.  A few images may look better with the focal point in the center square, but if you put the subject off center than it will create an aesthetic composed photograph. When a photograph is composed, use the rule of thirds as it can make it more interesting and appealing to the eye.

  1. Avoid camera shaking

When the camera shakes or is blurred, it can cause problems to any photographer, here are a few great ways to avoid it. Firstly, learn how to hold your camera correctly; use both hands, one around the body and one around the lens and hold the camera close to you for support. Make sure the speed of the shutter correlates with the lens focal length. For example, if you are using 100mm lens, then your shutter should be no lower than 1/100th of a second. Use a tripod or mono-pod, whenever possible.

3.  Use simple backgrounds

Being simplistic is the usually the best approach for digital photography, as you need to decide on what to shoot. Whilst making sure there are no distractions in the shot. If possible, choose a subtle background, with neutral colours and simple patterns. You may want the eye to be drawn to the focal point of the image rather than the patch of colour or odd building in the background.


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