Hi! I hope you are having a wonderful start to the week! Yesterday I took off pretty much completely! I slept in, went to a yoga sculpt class (ouch…), saw a movie, and relaxed for the evening!
My iMac is on vacation over at the genius bar at the Apple store for the moment. I have had an issue with it and I didn’t know what was wrong for the longest time. Originally, I thought it was just a quirk and I had to deal with it, but it turns out the internal fan was broken. It would heat up so much that it would slow down and pretty much stop working (kind of like me at the yoga sculpt class.)
Whenever I would be editing for a while, I would need to lower the brightness and let it “rest” and cool down, and then I could start working again, which puts a damper on productivity! So on Saturday, I brought it into Apple, and they said they will have it back to me in 3-5 days. It is super odd to look at my desk without a computer on it, but I am so so so excited for it to be fixed! Since it is gone for a few days, I figured I would take advantage of that yesterday and take the day off!
Now it is Tuesday, which means it is time for this week’s Tiparooni! Yay! Today, I want to give you a few quick tips that will improve your photography skills!
Let’s jump in, shall we?
1. Lighting is more Important than Backgrounds
Lighting is so powerful in photography that even if there is an absolutely stunning background, if the lighting is terrible, the photo will not come out great. But, if you have a mediocre background, and amazing lighting, that photo is going to look amazing! Paying attention to light is the number one tip that will improve your photography skills right away. A few things to pay attention to are light position and the direction that it is coming from, shadows, the temperature of the light, and your exposure.
2. Switch up Your Perspective
When you are taking a photo, try taking it at a couple different angles, and also switch up the perspective! See what you can stand on, sit on the ground, go on a different level of a building, walk around, and also move the camera around! I like to use the live view of my camera and shoot from my hip or raise it above my head and shoot down. It is fun to try different things!
3. Rule of Thirds
There are a lot of different compositional elements that you can pay attention to, but the one that I want to talk about because it is a quick way to make a big difference is the Rule of Thirds. When you are looking at the photo you are taking, you will imagine that it is split into nine equal squares (like a tic tac toe board), and then you place the person or thing you are taking a photo of on one of the four intersections. This just creates extra interest in the photo and can be more pleasing aesthetically!
That’s All Folks!
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