You don’t have to have the most expensive camera to take great photos. Photography isn’t about how much you spend on your equipment, its how creative you are with the tools you have at your disposal. If you have a DSLR or a smartphone you can take beautiful photos with these simple steps.
Keep your lens clean
Get into the habit of bringing a glass lens cloth with you to keep finger prints and dust off your lens. Make sure the cloth you use is for lenses and not just a t-shirt or rag. You really don’t want to have your lens get scratched or damaged by the using the wrong material.
Nothing can beat the look of natural light, it’s the most valuable tool you have in your arsenal for taking great photos. Use the light to your advantage, if your indoors have your subject stand next to or in front of an open window. Use reflectors to bounce the light from the windows get even lighting.
Keep it simple make your subject the most prominent part of the photo by using a plain background. Get close to your subject and fill the frame.
Shoot from lower angles can help create a unique point of view for your photos. Photograph your subject from same level but also shoot from below and above to produce a more unique and compelling photo.
Horizontal or Vertical
Photos that are taken in a horizontal view have a sense of motion and expanse. Vertical photos are best if the subject has vertical lines or you’re taking photo of a person. Each view has its benefits, so experiment with both views and see which one looks better to you.
Rule of thirds
This is one of the first rules in photography and it can make your photo compositions look professional. Basically you separate the image with 2 equal lines vertically and horizontally, placing the main subject in 1/3 of the intersecting lines. An easy way to understand the process is to never place your subject in the center of your shot.