When it comes to taking the perfect shot, it can be a challenge for even the most experienced photographer. Not only does it require a lot of skill but it takes a lot of practice and patience. Lucky for you, we're sharing some simple tips you can use to help frame the perfect shot in your camera.
1. Use the Rule of Thirds
The rule of thirds is one of the most useful techniques for framing the perfect shot. Imagine that your photo is divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines like a grid.
When you compose your shot, try to place the subject of your photo along one of these lines or at the intersection of two of them. This will create visually appealing composition and is a great place to start for a well balanced photo. Always remember, its just a guideline and if it doesn't make sense for your shot, skip it!
2. Pay Attention to the Background
The background is just as crucial as the subject, and can make or break your shot. When framing your shot, always take into account what is happening around your subject. You want to make sure the background compliments the subject and isn't distracting.
3. Experiment with your Angles
Photography is about perspective, and the more you experiment with different angles the more unique and interesting your images will become. Don’t be afraid to get close or to shoot from above or below your subject. Remind yourself to have fun and step out of your comfort zone when shooting!
4. Use Light to Your Advantage
Lighting is one of the most important elements of photography and often times it can make or break your shot. Use natural light to your advantage and try to shoot during golden hour. This is the hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset when the light is the soft. If you're shooting indoors or in low light, consider using artificial lighting or a flash to create your desired effect.
5. Look for Natural Frames
Look for natural frames that can add interest to the background of your photo. Elements such as trees, archways, or any patterns in your background are easy ways to add texture and interest to your shot. Layering different natural frames can take a photo from good to great.
What are your best tips for framing the perfect shot?