Choose a location to take your shots
Sometimes changing the backdrop and location of where you take the photographs can make a huge difference to the finished article. Whatever your inspiration for taking the shot, a styled backdrop paper can enhance the subject, as well as help tell the overall story. That is why looking online at places like 1st Option shoot locations could be a step in the right direction. Many locations can differ, you may want something simple, so that photograph subject has all the drama and intensity. Or you might want something a little busy to enhance the picture subject.
Consider how you take the picture
Often the way we take a picture can change the whole look of the finished capture. Photography pros at Táve encourage photographers to get the “safe” shot, and then look for ways to push the boundaries to take photos that are outside of their comfort zone. Getting lower to the ground can give a whole new perspective, just like getting higher can as well. You may want to look at things side on, rather than straight forward facing. Play around with different heights and angles, and see the different ways you could take the same picture.
Research and feel inspired to find a style you love
It is always worth looking online at different photographs to see what style of picture ignites some passion. Websites like Instagram and Pinterest are full of images that will help you to distinguish the style you are hoping to create.
Take time to edit your pictures
Editing is never going to be something you master unless you invest some time into it. Look at the pictures individually and play around with the different settings to see what you could change and what might work. Increasing contrast, adding more depth of focus, are all things you can do in many basic editing software. There are some guides online to help you get started.
Don’t be afraid to experiment in the manual setting
Finally, don’t be afraid to experiment a little when it comes to the settings on your camera. It may be a little trial and error first, but you may develop a style through experimentation of shutter speed and aperture. There are books you can by, but sometimes being a little more hands on can help you to develop skills quicker.
I hope this helps you to enhance your photographs.