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10 easy ways to make your photos look more professional. Once you’ve got a firm grip on composition and exposure you’re well on your way to taking professional-looking images. Here are 10 easy ways to help take your photography to the next level. 1. Lose clutter Take a look at the average professional photograph and you’ll notice that there’s nothing there that doesn’t deserve to be. Any extraneous detail is avoided or removed to allow the viewer to concentrate on the most important elements. If you’re shooting a landscape this may mean picking up a bit of litter or shifting a couple of dead twigs, while it could mean taking pictures off the wall in the background or clearing up a few toys for a portrait. Items that can’t be removed at the time of the shoot should be cloned out post-capture. 2. Small details can make a huge difference in an image. Try to get into the habit of scanning your eye around the frame checking all the details. 3.

The ‘right’ light can also make a huge difference to other types of photography. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Take A Professional LinkedIn Profile Photo-DIY Photography. Over the holiday’s my sister was visiting from out of town. Over the course of our visit, she casually mentions “Oh, by the way – I need a professional LinkedIn profile photo – can you take one?” Continue reading to find out how to take a professional LinkedIn profile photo in your living room in less than five minutes with minimal gear. Now, this is two days after Christmas and my house is a disaster with the detritus of the season – toys, wrapping paper, boxes, wine glasses and liquor bottles strewn about everywhere.

The remnants of Santa’s half eaten cookies are still sitting on the coffee table and my studio is full of the boxes of Christmas decorations. Plus, at the time I was half in the bag. But, no problem this is my sister after all – so I might as well go pull out the “good camera”. Normally I would set up for a standard three light studio portrait – like this (although maybe this is a little too polished for LinkedIn). Here is the lighting diagram: How to Do a Professional Looking Photo Shoot at Home: 11 Steps. How To Take Photos of People Like a Professional - Envato Tuts+ Photo & Video Article. 13 Ways to Make Your Photos Look Professional. There is no silver bullet to making a professional picture.

It often takes years of practice; however, as a newer photographer you’ll find that there are some things that will dramatically improve your photography without much effort. But after you apply the tips on this page and get to the point of being a competent photographer, you’ll find that your progress will be slower and you’ll have to work harder to make your photo just 1 or 2% better. But here are the simplest things you can do to quickly see an improvement in your photos. Lighting is the #1 fastest way to make a photo look more professional. Tip #1: Capture Interesting Lighting Lighting is number one on this list for a reason. Now what makes lighting look interesting? There are many ways to make a portrait photo have more interesting lighting. Most parents photographing their daughter in a swimming competition would be happy to get a shot like the one on the bottom.

No Aberrations Chose a Clear Subject By Zooming In Tight Mood. 100 Tips from a Professional Photographer. How to Take Beautiful Home Photos - Houzz. A Professional Photographer’s Guide to Getting the Right LinkedIn Profile Photo. Your headshot is one of the most important elements of your LinkedIn profile. A good first impression encourages the viewer to read the rest of your profile. In fact, your profile is 14x more likely to be viewed simply by having a profile picture. As a professional photographer specializing in professional headshots and executive portraits, I’ve learned a few lessons along the way about how to create a strong LinkedIn profile picture. Here’s my advice: Anaïs Saint-Jude chose a subtle smile and a white background in this profile photo.

Get A Professional Headshot First of all, have an actual photo. Have a Photo That Looks Like You Every time I get ready for a meeting, I check out the person I’m meeting on LinkedIn first, especially if we are meeting for the first time at lunch or a coffee house. Fill The Frame With Face Yumi Wilson wears her glasses so that she is recognizable in her headshot. No one cares about the third button down on your shirt. Think about your audience. Taking Your Own Headshot With An iPhone (On A Budget) Your headshot is like the logo of your personal brand. There’s a reason logos can cost on the order of up to $211,000,000 (that’s right, $211 million) dollars.

It matters. A LOT. So I’ll repeat again; your headshot is like the logo for your personal brand. There’s a reason BP spent $211,000,000 on this logo. This post is going to teach you how with, a Saturday afternoon, some free apps and inexpensive tools, you can make dramatic improvements to your personal headshot … logo ;) You won’t even need anyone to help. What Makes A Good Headshot? First – some important qualities of a headshot; It should quickly convey a personality and demeanor It should be easy to see in small sizes (100-200px) around the web It should ideally look like a slightly better version of yourself in real life.

Would you violate any of those rules with a business logo? Of. course. not. Then you shouldn’t violate those rules it with your headshot. Where Your Headshot Appears On The Web Common Problems With Headshots Apps. 10 Quick Tips for Taking Better Photos With Your iPhone. iPhone photography is a huge topic and it could take you months if not years to master all the different shooting and editing techniques. But if you’re anything like me, you don’t want to wait for years – you want to start taking better photos today. In this article I’m sharing 10 quick and easy techniques that you can start using today to significantly improve your iPhone photos. 1. Keep Your Photos Simple Steve Jobs used to say, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,” and he was clearly onto something.

One interesting subject is all you really need to create a memorable photo, and it’s easy to get the composition right when your photo has only one subject. Another reason to choose simple compositions is the size of the medium. 2. The majority of iPhone photos are shot from the chest height of an adult because that’s the most convenient way to take a photo, but it’s not necessarily the best way. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. How To Take Stunning Pictures Of The (Super) Moon. The moon is beautiful to look at, but it sure can be challenging to photograph. Here is what you need to know to get the best possible pictures of the moon. Watch my video presentation, or read the article below. Start Off With The Right Equipment Normally I shy away from recommending you purchase additional equipment to take your photos, but in this case, you will need to.

The moon is very far away, and you’ll need to magnify it as much possible in your image. That means owning a digital SLR and equipping it with a telephoto lens that, at the very least, allows you to zoom in to 200mm. When you use a 100mm lens, the moon doesn’t take up much of the photo at all. If you own a Point and Shoot camera or a bridge camera that can’t swap lenses, you can purchase teleconverters that can get you to 200mm. You’ll also definitely need a tripod. It’s All About Timing Just like everything else in photography, there is a good time and a not-so-good time to take pictures.

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