Learn Digital Photography - Shooting Photos for Facebook

One thing that really bothers me is the amount of blurry and shoddy photos posted by people on Facebook. I understand that photography is about making memories, but really do you really want to demonstrate to the world how awful your photos are? Then why do you see the majority of bad images being uploaded on Facebook? The answer is easy that is the point-and-shoot phenomenon. People shoot and point before they even think. It’s not about the kind of cellphone or camera but the kind of person.

How do people improve their photos by posting photos to Facebook or other media platforms? Follow these easy steps to gain an immediate improvement in your picture-taking skills.

1. Consider the lighting

When you are taking photos, take be aware of the lighting. First, ensure that you have enough light to capture a photograph. Sometimes, this may not be feasible, but you should think about it before shooting. Second, take note of the direction the light source is. Unless you’re trying to create an effect, never put the lighting behind your subject. It will focus on and readjust the brightest portion of the scene, so your subject will appear obscure and dark. Instead, shoot with lighting emanating from behind the camera on the shoulders of the photographer. Good photos require good lighting to ensure proper exposure.

2. Make sure you use your feet

Sometimes, it’s better to put your feet first before your head. Make use of them to get close. The majority of photos are taken using cellphones or point-n-shoots that have either zero optical zooms or only a tiny. Therefore, the subjects are just blurred in the image. Be close to your subject and fill in the frame to get a better view of the subject or object. Do not use digital zoom because it can degrade the quality of your image. Try it and see which one you like. I prefer to see the full extent of the memories I am making rather than all the chaos around me.

3. Change your angle

Ninety percent of photos are taken from the front of the subject, approximately five feet (1.5m) over the floor. The images all appear identical, but they are different individuals. Adjust your perspective to shoot from either high or low up. Change your position from left to right to ensure that you’re not directly facing your subject. The camera should be turned at a 45-degree angle or keep it high in the air above you or near your waist. Digital photography lets you examine your photos quickly and check whether it is working.

4. Explore the possibilities

Try to think of something that is completely out of the norm. Make sure you take the time to consider what you’ll shoot before you press the shutter. Take a look at the image and consider whether you’ve taken a photo like this before. If not, then take a look at a different composition or angle. It is important to try different angles and compositions.

5. Re-examine your images

Before you upload to Facebook, Review the photos you’ve uploaded. Review them, and then delete or eliminate those you don’t like. Instead, upload ten great photos rather than 50 average or poor ones. The time to consider whether you feel satisfied with the photo can ensure your gallery stands out from the crowd.

The key is to understand the art of digital photography and then implement it in a way that you become a photographer, not only a photo-taker. A little contemplation and the application of the basic principles of photography can help you create pictures that you are proud of. Facebook is a platform to display your photos, so make sure you upload only the best photos. If people aren’t making funny remarks about them, it isn’t a guarantee that they don’t think about what they aren’t thinking.