It’s All In The Details: How To Level Up Your Photography Skills
The August Bonus Blog
Video may have killed the radio star,…
Peruse the webpages of any of your favorite branded bloggers and you’re guaranteed to be flooded with shot after shot of iconic photography.
And while we all know to avoid the vice that comparison and imposter syndrome breeds (cue the never compare your step one to someone else’s step one hundred thousand motto) , one can’t help but feel pressured to create scroll stopping imagery upon entering the blogger’s arena.
Over the summer I began experimenting with photography in an attempt to create more original content from my social media presence and,ultimately for my content here on the blog. As expected, with practice I managed to become more confident shooting.
1. Content Pillars Aren’t Just For Feed Posts
Through reoccurring themes in subject, style and personality, bloggers are able to further round out their brand’s personality both on their websites and throughout their social media handles.
Photography pillars can also be subtly changed in order to allow a blog to gradually pivot in direction.
2. Enhance, Enhance, Enhance
While many bloggers, including myself swear by filters to polish our photos, there are three simple editing settings which any person can use to immediately enhance their work.
3. Play With Composition
A common tool used to create interest and symmetry by photographers is to divide a photo into nine squares. This makes it easier to confirm that an object or person is centered within the frame. It can also be used to create balance in a photo when the subject is off center.
However, another trick when it comes to improving your photography skills is playing with the actual composition and perspective angles with a frame.
Play with heights and depth. Try different frame crops or rotate the frame entirely. For example, when looking to add length/height to a photo try flipping your camera upside down and tilting it forward or backwards for added drama.
This same trick can be used when capturing pictures of your pets or to elongate the legs of a shorter model in a shot.
Try experimenting with these tips and DM me over on Instagram to let me know if they work! If you’d like even more tips on how to take great photos of your pet, check out my blog post The Best Tips For Indoor Dog Photoshoots With Your iPhone over on sirdogwood.com.