Whether you have your own DSLR camera or love taking photos on your phone, there is always an abundance of photo opportunities in your day-to-day life.
If you don’t have a Pinterest-perfect home, this shouldn’t deter you from taking more photos. There are ways to take unique and eye-catching photos in everyday places and situations, you just need to change your approach.
Tips for Taking Unique Photos in Any Location
– Shift Your Point of View
If you spot a good photo but all of the imperfections are putting you off, change your perspective. Just a small shift in your point of view can make a massive difference. For one, changing the angle of your photo can immediately turn things around. Shooting a photo from above instantly creates a whole different photo without you having to move things around to clear away clutter and distractions. Taking a low angle can also make for an interesting photo plus it will allow you to work around specific objects.
– Let the Subject Fill the Frame
Another way that you can easily cut out anything that you don’t want to include in your photo is to fill the entire frame with your subject. Filling the frame allows you to capture all of the finer details such as your child’s cheeky smile or his dimples. Just make sure that your focus is super sharp if you want this attempt to work.
– Clean Up the Space
If it’s not too much of a mission, there is always the option of actually clearing away the objects that are taking away from the subject of your photo. You may even find that you only need to move one or two things for the photo to look 10x better.
– Darken the Background
By bringing your subject closer to a source of light, the background will automatically become darker, which is another excellent way to cut out any noise or distractions in your photo. Basically, you want to underexpose the background to create that dark effect.
When it comes to photography, it’s important to keep in mind that some of the best photos aren’t perfect. Life is messy and beautiful at the same time, so sometimes you just need to embrace that to perfectly capture a moment.