The 10 Tips for taking good photos


Want to be a better Photographer? All that is necessary is a little bit of experience and skill. From looking at things such as lighting, the distance from photographer to subject, your cameras flash range, the positives and negatives of shooting either indoor or outdoor, the lock and focus features, taking vertical photos and becoming an image director, to looking your subject in the eye, we’ve got you covered.

  1. Look the subject in its eye

The trick behind capturing an image while having the subject make direct eye contact with the lens adds to the capturing of quite the special, captivating moment. When taking an eye-focused photo it is important to keep the camera at an eye level. This allows for direct power of connection when engaging with either the eyes or smile.

  1. Make use of a plain background

By using a plain background, you a better chance of showing off the subject being photographed. When looking through the viewfinder of the camera, be sure to study all areas around the subject and make sure that there are no distractions that take away from the main subject.

  1. Use your flash outdoors

By shooting in bright sunny conditions, you put your images at risk of having unattractive facial shadows. One could eliminate the shadows when using the flash. This allows for the face to be lightened when snapping photos in sunny conditions.

  1. Move in close

By shooting a closer image, you have a better chance to create emphasis on the relevant subject. If your subject is small, be sure to take a few steps closer, in order to capture the perfect picture. Do this before using the zoom feature to create a more focused image.


  1. Move the subject from the middle of the lens

By moving your subject from the midpoint of your image, you add to the capturing of the photograph and thus have a bigger chance of bringing it to life.

  1. Lock in the focus

If by any chance your subject isn’t centred, one needs to lock focus in order to create a sharpened image.

  1. Know the range of your flash

One of the biggest flash mistakes one can make when taking a photo is trying to take photos beyond the flashes range. The reason why this won’t work is that using the highest flash range might be too dark.

  1. Watch the lighting

Apart from the subject, one of the most important facets of every photo is lighting. It affects every aspect of what you photograph.

  1. Take a vertical photo

If you haven’t tried it before and it appears your camera might be vertically challenged, turn your camera sideways and try taking a vertical shot. You’ll be amazed how it can change a photo.

  1. Direct a photo

Become a photo director and stray away from being the passive photo-taker. Add props to amplify the image and get creative. After all, you are an artist.