Learn Photography: 10 Tips For Taking Pictures Like A Professional
You don't have to be a professional photographer to take great pictures. In photography, as in life, it's the little things that matter. There are many small tricks you can use to immediately improve your photos, and when you combine them the results will make your pictures stand out and have your family and friends begging you for copies.
Don't be afraid to move the subject of your picture out of the middle
Play with different angles and locations of your subject by moving them from the middle of the picture. If your camera has a middle lock focus feature, where it focuses on the middle spot in the picture, turn it off so that you can focus on your subject no matter where you place them in the picture.
Lock the focus of your camera on your subject and not on something else
This will require you turning off the auto-focus feature on your camera. Whenever you take a picture of someone or something that is not in the center of the photo, locking the focus will force the camera to blur the background and not the subject.