10 More Fantastic Photography Tips

The first ten fantastic photography tips were so sought after, I have put together ten more. The next set of tips will help you take even better photos whether they are humble holiday snaps or your first attempts at art photography.

1. Celebrity stance

A trick favoured by celebrities is angling one shoulder slightly towards the camera, this gives an instantly more elegant and slender look.

2. Light

When photographing in low light, if you don’t want to use flash, try bumping up your ISO setting to 800 or 1600. Back lighting is a great way to emphasis strong shapes and gives a really artistic feel to a photo. A reflector, or even a piece of white card, is an easy way to vary the amount of light falling onto your subject. This is particularly useful for portraits and still life shots.

3. Group shots

For large group shots its worth getting sizeable photo enlargements printed up so you can be sure of seeing everyone clearly.

4. Learn from the pros

Become a regular at photography exhibitions, seeing others’ work will help give you your own ideas for themes and projects to try.

5. Correct the crop

Re-cropping an image before ordering photo prints can make all the difference between a simple snapshot and a professional looking print.

6. Always carry a camera

The first rule of photography is to always carry your camera. If you haven’t got it with you, you won’t be able to take that award-winning shot! Just one of the many reasons camera phones are so popular.

7. On an angle

Try tilting your camera at a strong angle to get a much more interesting perspective. It will give your photos a whole new look.

8. Mirror image

Seeking symmetry in your photos can be very exciting. Look for interesting examples such as reflections in lakes or puddles, or many modern buildings have reflective surfaces which are fun to play around with.

9. Perfect timing

Think before you click! By waiting just a few seconds for people to either walk into or out of your shot, depending on the look you’re after, can make all the difference.

10. Picture the gift

Give your photos as a great personalised gift whether it is a giant poster, printed t-shirt or framed for your friends. Use Photobox for the great gift of giving.