We all love to look amazing! Many moments in our lives are influential to who we are as individuals. We document so much of our lives in pictures. Weddings, graduations, birthdays, and family reunions shape our memories and experiences in this world. What better than to capture those moments and immortalize them? With the array of photo editing programs at our fingertips, creating that perfect picture is easier than ever. Here are five tips to assist you in getting pictures so great, you would think they came from a stock gallery.
Be on eye level with your subject
Direct eye contact engages your subject. Being at eye level with a person will bring out the intimacy of genuine interaction. Those personal smiles and intimate gazes will be communicated in your photography when taken from a face to face perspective. Your subject doesn’t even need to look directly into the lens, the eye level angle will make your photo personal and inviting all by itself.
Use your flash outdoors
Most people assume that if they are in the sunshine that their photo will be well lit when exposed. The problem with that is shadows. When the angle of the light source is behind the subject, your subject can appear dark in the photo. You will want to use a fill flash option (if your camera offers that setting) in a sunny setting and a full flash option on a cloudy day to avoid creating dark shadows on your subject’s face. [Read more…]