On saturday I mentioned my first 9 tips on how to change the way you take photographs. Here are my next 9 ideas.
Ten: Rule of Thirds
If you drew lines in your photo to divide it into thirds, the places where these lines intersect are natural aesthetic positions for an object to be. Aim to place the object of interest where these grid lines intersect. You can often add gridlines to your camera viewfinder or screen.
Eleven: Break the Rule of Thirds
Place your object right in the centre of your photo and see if it works.
Twelve: Go Square
The square format is great. It’s the format of choice for Instagram and is great for really focusing in on a subject. You’ll see many of my photos here have been cropped to the square format.
Thirteen: Look for Something Which Stands Out in a Scene
Find something that doesn’t fit into a photograph and enhance it.
Fourteen: Try Simplistic and Minimal Subject Matter
Completely blur out your background using a large aperture to keep your photo focused on one thing.
Fifteen: Quirky Signs
Capture a candid of something which is out of place that might be seen as fun in years to come.
Sixteen: Try Abstract
Look for unusual detail. Think of something that would fit more into a modern art museum that a photograph you would show your mum.
Seventeen: Look for Interesting Shapes and Positioning
Think about how objects are connected in a scene. Are things in order or is one thing out of place?
Eighteen: Look for complementing colour and texture
Find harmonious colours and textures and try to photograph why they look good together.
That’s the last one for today. Check back Wednesday for the last installment!