March 18, 2020

How to Take and Edit Photos like a Pro

Taking high-quality images is critical, whether for personal or business use. In business, people are more likely to remember crisp-quality photos than text. On the other hand, you are likely to remember great moments captured in high-quality images. This article provides you with easy ways to capture and edit photos to look professional.

Get Close to the Subject

If you would like images to ‘pop,’ get close to the subject. Ensure that the subject covers over three-quarters of the image frame. Avoid using the optical zoom to pull the subject close as it makes the picture a little pixelated. When taking a photo of a friend, you can see their facial expressions too, which gives the image a memorable feel.

Play with the Light

Before you take a snap, determine the source of the light, whether artificial or natural and decide how to make the best use of it. Is there any area where light is casting shadows that should not be there? Can you change the position of the subject for the image to look clear? If you are not sure whether to use a flash, set the flash to the auto for the camera to decide if the flash is required. However, it does not mean that you cannot use flash during the day in the sun, especially if the sun is casting shadows on an object you cannot move.

Make Use of the ISO

If you are using a digital camera of an intelligent smartphone camera, you could have an option to change the ISO. If you are taking a shot on a bright day, go for a lower ISO of between 100 and 200. On the other hand, if the subject is in the dark, you may use any ISO between 900 and 1600.

If you need the image to be sharp or have some movement in it, go for a high ISO to compensate for the fast movements. On the other hand, pick a camera with low ISO to capture blur. However, avoid using a very high ISO (3200 and above), for it increases the grain size of the image.

Edit the Image with Appropriate Software

You will find lots of free photo editing software Shopify that is easy to use. Editing software can help you make the image pop, improve exposure and get rid of dark zones, cut out unrequired subjects, enhance color, remove the red-eye effect or even change the background. Most of the software programs are easy to use and have interactive menu options. Before purchasing software, test it with a few snaps.

Practice, Practice, Practice

They say practice makes perfect. This is not further from the truth when it comes to photography. The more you practice, the better you become at taking quality images. Try taking photographs in bright sunshine, in the dark, in artificial light, with different exposure settings, and from various angles. Besides, practice with editing software to add different effects to your image. With time, you will improve your skills.

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Imran Uddin

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