Hey everyone, it’s Ivy! As spring is wrapping up, I wanted to share a few of my favorite pictures I’ve taken this spring. It’s such a beautiful season. It feels like the world is coming back to life after the gray PNW winters. I also have a few photography tips in store for you 😉
Spring is the most beautiful season, so here’s pictures I’ve taken and techniques I’ve learned and used to take the perfect picture.
- Pay attention to angle.This is one of the key elements to taking a good picture. You can cut what you don’t want out of the picture, focus on what you do want, and take the picture from an angle that’s interesting to whoever is looking at your picture.
2. Use lighting.
Sunny days are perfect for taking pictures, because even though it’s more difficult with shadows you don’t have to worry about on overcast days, you can adjust your angle to capture rays of sunlight or have the sun shining on your subject.
3. Get in close to your subject.
If you really want to focus in on the details of something, your best bet is to get close up. Another perk to getting close to your subject is that, because of the depth of field, your camera will blur the background. I honestly love this look- the crisp, focused object in the the foreground and the blurred background.
4. Landscape is always a good idea.
You can’t go wrong. Landscape is a never-fail way to take the perfect picture. The camera focuses on all of your surroundings in the viewfinder and makes for the perfect, crisp picture that makes you could practically step into.
5. Your picture doesn’t have to be centered.
In fact, pictures that aren’t centered are usually better. In photography, there’s the rule of thirds. If you divide your picture into three parts, your picture should be either on the 1/3 mark or the 2/3 mark, not the 1/2 mark. Off-center subjects make your picture more visually interesting.
6. Get creative.
Just because you’re trying to take a picture of one thing doesn’t mean you can’t add in another. Play around with different angles to see which works the best.
7. Pay attention to color.
If you have an earth-toned background, add color to make your subject pop. This not only guides your eye to the subject but also makes it a more interesting picture.
8. You can’t take a bad picture of flowers.
It’s practically impossible. Want to take an easy, pretty picture? Find yourself a flower. You can’t go wrong.
Hopefully you’ve learned something! These are my strategies for taking the perfect picture. Tell us what you think below 🙂 and of course, have a beautiful spring!
P.S. It’s okay if you use my photos, but please give credit to Two Girls, Two Mountains! 🙂