Are you struggling to get consistent pictures for your social media post? Or maybe you are tired of spending so much time to find the “right” stock image for your social media post.
Here are 5 tips to help you take better pictures for your business.
Tip 1: Photograph in consistent lighting – Whether using natural light (sunlight) or artificial light (indoor light or flash), photograph your subject in consistent lighting will make editing easier and your images will be more consistent.
Tip 2: Use selective focus mode – If your phone camera has a selective focus mode option, use it to photograph your subject to emphasize it. This will bring attention to what you want to show your audience.
Tip 3: Photograph in landscape orientation – Most websites and social media use images in landscape orientation (horizontally) so photograph that way. You can always crop the image to portrait orientation (vertically).
Tip 4: Remove clutter – This can mean a busy background or messy room that will take the focus away from your subject, it is best to remove it or use a plain color background when you photograph. Using portrait mode would help bring the focus back to your subject. For example, if you are photographing a product, use a large sheet of white paper as a background.
Tip 5: Use the same editing tool or filters – If you edit your images before you share them on your website or social media, make sure you use the same editing tool or filters so your images look consistent. For example, if you use an Instagram filter, use the same one consistently when posting.
A free editing tool that I use on my phone all the time is Adobe Photoshop Express. Click on each link to see a list of photo editing software for your computer and for your phone.
Click here to read my previous blog with 5 more photography tips. Don’t forget to download your free guide – How to Take Better Photographs for Your Business. Click HERE.
I’d love to know what you think about these tips, comment below.