In my previous blog post, I shared 5 tips to take better pictures for your business. Click here to read my previous 5 tips.
So here are 5 more tips for you.
Tip 1: Photograph in consistent lighting – You can use natural light (aka sunlight, highly recommended) or artificial light (softbox, ring light or flash) to take pictures of your subject. This will make editing easier and your images will be more consistent.
Tip 2: Use selective focus mode – If your phone camera has selective focus mode or portrait mode option, use it to take your pictures. This will focus on your subject and blurred out the background.
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 take a picture. Using portrait mode would help bring the focus back to your subject. For example, if you are taking a picture of a product, use a large sheet of white paper or buy white foam boards and use them as a background.
Tip 5: Use the same editing tool or filters – Spend some time editing your pictures can make a huge different where your audience will stop their scroll and read your captions/blog. If you edit your pictures, be sure you use the same editing tool or filters so your pictures look consistent. For example, if you use Instagram filter, use the same one consistently when posting. A free editing tool that I love using on my phone is Adobe Photoshop Express app.
I hope these tips are helpful!
Want all 10 tips in an easy reference guide? Click HERE to get your free copy of the 10 Tips on How to Take Better Photographs for Your Business Guide.