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3 Simple Steps to Better Photographs

We all have a lot of time at home right now. This means you are probably pulling out your phone and snapping photos of pets, loved ones, selfies, or food. These steps are super easy and you can incorporate them right now so when you post on social media, your photos look a lot better.

When you frame up your cute kiddo or pet, be sure that the area around your subject is clean. So often people do not realize what else is in the photograph. Be mindful and look around, in your camera, before snapping that photo! We do not want to see a plant growing out of your sweet child's head. Move the camera if you have to, but try to eliminate those background objects.

I see people post photos that are so dark I can barely see what they are trying to show. If you are inside, try to position your subject near a window. If there is no window, turn on a light. The light will bring out more details of whatever you trying to capture We want to see your cute baby, or pet, or even your dinner, but if it's too dark, the details fade away.

Lastly, I cannot even begin to tell you how many times I have seen a photo that is totally out of focus, yet people post them anyway. The easiest way to be sure your picture is in focus is to have enough light. Most cell phones are not designed to take photos in the dark. They are designed however to look good in any light source, unlike a camera, but that is a story for a different day.

So here you have it. Three steps that are super easy to start doing now and you will see a drastic difference in your photos. Whether you use a camera, or a cell phone, slow down and take a quick minute to be sure all of these elements are in place before you snap that photo.

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