PHOTO TIPS FOR BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS WITH YOUR PHONE!

You too can take strikingly beautiful photos with your phone!

 

 

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Friends always ask me how to take more beautiful photos, so I want to share some photo tips with you.  You can take extraordinary photos with your phone.   Learn how to ‘see’ what it is that is captivating you and to compose images that make you and other people remember what you saw and felt.  In the next post I’ll share some tips on how to take photos of people that capture their personalities.  The photos that I have posted were taken on jobs that I did with Embark and Beyond and with Matthew Robbins in Greece and in Guatemala.

PRACTICE THESE TIPS AND I PROMISE YOU’LL REMEMBER YOUR MEMORIES IN A MORE BEAUTIFUL WAY!

Tip # 1

Simplify your subject.  Zoom in or get closer to what you see, omit anything from the frame that doesn’t add interest or make it more emotive.

Tip # 2

Include details in the foreground or background to tell more of a story.  You want your photos to spark the interest of the viewer so they can experience more of what you saw. 

Tip #3

Look up while you explore what you see and take a lot of photos.  Sometimes I lay on the ground and look up with my camera, the perspective interrupts the viewer because people don’t usually take the time to see that way. 

When you have some spare time look at your images and decide why you like one more than another.  If you want you can always send me a few images and I will happily chat with you about them!

Tip #4

Look down and delight in different perspectives.  I also get on my hands and  knees and take photos in order to see the shapes, lines, and colors in a another way that isn’t so common.  

Tip #5

Take photos at different times of the day, as the light shifts it will change the feeling of your photograph completely.  The two images below were taken on Mykonos, one was shot at sunset and the other during the middle of the day.  As  you can see the emotions the two images invoke are completely different.

Tip #6

Spent time looking and try to see what it is in your environment that inspires you to document it.  If you’re taking the time to snap a photo, take a little bit more time and practice making ordinary images a bit more extraordinary.

I hope these photography tips were helpful to you!  XO Melanie