Rule of thirds in photography
Imagine 4 lines across the page; 2 horizontal lines and 2 verticals lines, creating 9 squares. Place the focus off centre so viewers will have to observe the whole picture. Photography using the 3rd rule is more interesting.
Use a polarising filter
Buy a polarizer for your lenses. You can leave it on for most photos. It reduces reflections from water, metal and glass. It improves the colour of the sky and foliage, and protects the lens.
Use simple backgrounds
The simple approach is best for photography. Its more visually appealing and draws attention to your focus. It’s best to not overwhelm with too much happening in the background of a portrait photo.
Don’t use flash indoors
Push the ISO up to 800 if indoors. This mean you won’t need to use flash, which can look harsh and unnatural indoors. Use a wide aperture so more light can get in to the sensor.
These ISO settings determine how sensitive to light your camera is. Adjust it up if you are somewhere poorly lit or dark (around 400-3200) and lower it If you are somewhere sunny (around 100)
Contrasts on camera are beautiful and captivating. Pair a dark colour with a light colour for a real pop. Red and white go great together.
Dark and light photography
Dark absorbs light, and light reflects it. So make sure if you have something darker to photograph its best to use natural or good light to capture it the best way.
It can be daunting starting out in photography with new jargon, competitiveness and expensive equipment. However the key is to start it as a hobby so it remains fun for longer. Don’t give up your full time job just yet. Build up a portfolio in your spare time, and find your unique style and interests. There are many avenues of photography you can go into, it takes time to find your niche. Keep it fun and creative to gather attention.