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October 13, 2019 1 min to read

5 tips to capture photos for social media that look amazing

Category : Hobby, Lifestyle

Social media is becoming an increasingly visual medium with billions of photos being uploaded each and every day. Because of that if you want your photos to be able to stand out, they need to look amazing.

The good news is that you don’t need an expensive or top of the line camera to capture amazing photos. What you do need however is the right technique and approach – both of which require skill and experience.

If you want to start to take your social media photography up a notch and capture more impressive photos, there are a few essential tips that will make a world of difference.

Experiment with the Frame and Composition

The manner in which you frame and compose your shots can have a big impact. Not only can it make the subject stand out more, but it will influence the overall aesthetic of your photos.

While there are many techniques that can be used to frame and compose photos, the ones that you should try initially include:

The Rule of Thirds

The rule of thirds is an easy composition technique to use. It involves arranging the subject and elements using the gridlines and intersection points of a 3×3 grid – which can normally be enabled in the camera settings.

By using the rule of thirds you’ll be able to produce off-center photos that are more aesthetically pleasing, and balance the elements more effectively.

Center the subject and use symmetry

Another easy composition technique is to center the subject directly and try to use symmetry to balance the elements around it.

While more mundane, this technique is a very good option for square photos – such as on Instagram and some other social media platform.

Over time you can experiment with other framing and composition techniques and principles, and see how they affect your photos.

Shoot in the Right Light

Ideally you should try to snap photos in brightly-lit environments that have lots of soft light that is diffused and evenly spread across the subject…
 
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