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.
Use light and color contrasts to make your pictures more striking
Good contrast in a picture can mean the difference between boring and flat, to interesting and eye-catching. You can use contrasts between light and shadow or colors from different sides of the color spectrum to bring focus to the subject of your photo.
Experiment with taking the photo from different angles, or train your eye to find striking colors around where you're planning your photo. At night you can get great contrasts between light and dark, especially if you're able to play with the lighting.