3 Steps to Better Pictures

Steps to Better Pictures

Steps to Better Pictures


Article by Mallorie Owens
Philosophy of People
Magazine: Issue #18

I get asked about how I get such pretty lighting my pictures on a daily basis, so I wanted to share a few tips with you on how to take your pictures to the next level!

1 ≫≫ Find the light. Even the most dimly lit places have light coming from somewhere, so do your best to find it and use it to your advantage. If you're shooting outside at sunset don't be afraid to shoot into the sun. If you’re inside, find a window or other light source. The right lighting makes all the difference for getting better pictures!

2 ≫≫ Try a different angle. Stand on a chair, squat, lay down, climb a tree…whatever it takes to get the best angle for your subject and the best lighting. This is especially helpful if you’re shooting something like a pretty flower or small child.

3 ≫≫ Take your camera (or phone) everywhere! As with anything, you get better at photography with practice, but you can’t practice unless you have your tool on hand. I know DSLRs can be a pain to lug around sometimes, but invest in a purse that can hold your camera safely and take it just about everywhere with you so you can snap away! I promise the annoyance of carrying a heavy camera will pay off.

I hope you've found these tips helpful!

Philosophy of People is a compilation of self-improvement articles written by entrepreneurs seeking to bring holistic solutions to everyday problems. Read more articles from our 2nd Year Anniversary issue.

Mallorie Owens is a photographer, musician's wife, writer, traveler, and lover of the outdoors. I love capturing every day moments in an organic way and creating art that you can display in your home and cherish for a lifetime. You can find my work, travel tips, recipes, and more at Mallorie Owens.

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