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How To Look Better For Pictures

Better Photos

Sharing some photos on any social media requires much time to choose the best pictures of yours. Unfortunately, not all the photos you think are good enough pictures to expose or share with the world. The questions of how to look better for pictures not only comes to your mind, but almost all people think the same and try to find the solution.

Twist your Body

Here, there are some ways that you can do to look better for pictures, especially for your social media. The first is twisting your body. Do you think that all people can twist their body well? Not really is the best answer. Keep this in your mind. When you want to twist your body, ensure that you move your body only 45 degrees, not more than or not less than this. When you are twisting your body, put your hand on your hip and plant your foot slightly pointing to the camera. Then, place your weight ensuring it is on your back leg. This position will make you not large-looking.

Angles

The next is doing an angled-face. This portrait helps you to look natural. The position of your face is going to be slightly moved either upward or downward. It means you should avoid the direct head of the camera. It will make your face look larger. Then, you must balance also with your sight. Give natural sight by seeing your sight line. This angle of your face is very important if you want to look better in pictures.

Show Brands

Women, actually very like to show some brands of the items when capturing and taking photos. Actually, it does not mean to show off but women like do this for looking even more gorgeous. If you like an image from the top to the bottom of your body, you should try this pose. Crossing your ankles will give a more cute image of yours. Looking better for pictures can be done by crossing ankles, do this by crossing your ankles up to your  calf. However, it helps your hips to look narrow and of course, your legs will look longer. It is really casual one.

Smile

The last tip that is the most important for you to get a better look is smiling. Some people think that a smile can speak volumes for your soul.  If you think that your smile makes you look very silly, just check your smile. Too big smiling triggers you to look bad. It squints your eyes. The solution for this is smiling naturally. How to smile naturally? You do not need to smile too much. Just make curve in lower lip that matched to your upper teeth. This smile is very universal and almost all people know about this tip. The slight and relax smile on your lip allows flattering smile that shows sweet and natural smile. This smile also avoids puffing your cheeks out. You can combine your slight smile with pressing your tongue to your mouth roof. It work well to make you look very awesome- like a professional model.

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How To Take Good Phone Photos For Social Media

One of my most common questions is how to take good photos for social media. Nowadays, we can get good photo with smartphone very quickly. It is very different when we look back to fancy camera. We must spend a lot of time to take the picture and edit the picture. But now, we should thank our smart mobile because it saves much energy and provides a good quality image perfect for social media. Here are some tips that you can consider about how to take good photos with a phone.

Using Gridlines

For taking a good photo with a phone, the first thing you should is use the gridlines. The gridlines are used for making the composition of photograph balanced. Based on the theory of taking good picture using your own phone is dividing the object that we want to take into thirds. We break down the composition into thirds vertically and horizontally. So, if you do this, the picture will be nine parts.  For setting the gridlines on Samsung Galaxy, you can find the ‘gridlines on the setting menu, then switch it on.

Focus

The next tip that is very familiar to do and I’m sure you already know about it. Focus on the object. When we want to get the best photo, especially with your phone, you should focus on the object, moreover just for an object. People that are experts in taking a photo will spend extra time to set up the shot. Moreover, some photographers explain that one way to take a good photo is not filling the entire frame with that subject. It is better for giving some space for the shot.

Negative Space

The next tip of how to take good photos with a phone is paying attention to negative space. Can a photo have negative space? Yes of course. The negative space ocurrs when you allow some space within your photo’s area. Usually, it looks like empty space on your shot and that makes the photo look large. So, you should ensure that the area of the image has the empty space that can make the photo unique. For an example of empty space consider the expanse of sky with a bird flying across it or a cloud passing by.

Perspective

The next tip is finding a unique perspective. Unique perspective means something different to what everyone else does. Usually, the different perspective will make the photos will more memorable. So if you want to get good and unique perspective that is very different you can use illusion in taking the photos. For having this tip, you can start or try to take picture upward or downward position of angle. It will create negative space for your shot. Just use your illusion to turn a good picture into a great picture. For example, you can practice taking pictures of the open sky.

So, those are some tips that you can do if you want to take a good photo using your mobile phone. However, it is better if you choose the best smartphone with good camera.

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How To Take Good Pictures Of Dogs?

Dog picture

Dogs are good friends to take picture together even more so than human friends at times. When you take a picture and ask your dog to be involved in the shooting, it’s like your dogs understand the shooting conditions. Then they will act as if they are the models. So, how do you take good pictures of dogs? You should understand the following steps.

Camera

However, the first thing that you need is, of course, camera equipment.  Just check what you need on your project now, you can choose lenses for your shooting selection. Of course, DSLR cameras are different than mirrorless cameras. So, ensure it first before shooting. Indeed, you will need an editing process for after your shooting. So, choose the best application or software for editing your images. I suggest you use Adobe Photoshop. Then, how to take good pictures of dogs if all the preparation has been ready?

Get you Dogs Attention

You will need to get your dogs’ attention if you want to know how to take good pictures of dogs. A dog is like a baby. You must make a sound for getting their responses. You must be able to address your dog’s looking and direct it to the camera. You can ask the dog by talking or singing that helps the dog pay attention and see the camera. Actually, the dog is always looking to the right, but you need to check this one also. And do not forget to give a reward after the photo shoot has finished. Remember, a dog is like a baby.

Environment

The next action to take a picture of dog is deciding what the environment will look like. I think, before you put the dog in the position, you should have been prepared the background of the photos because remember that dogs are like babies. So they do not like to be waiting too long. Change or set up the background based on what you want. Then, make your dogs smile. It is hard, I know. But try. If your dogs smiles it means that they feel happy, so you can easily see their movement in the image.

Perspective

Remember, you must consider the image perspective. Do not capture the dogs’ picture just like they are. It is very usual and not interesting enough. Play with the perspective of image. Make it different. How do we take good picture of a dog by using the perspective? Play the angles in doing the shooting of the dogs. You can take pictures from behind, below, in front of the dog or above the dog. However, ensure that you set up your lighting well when you do this. When you have good lighting for your photos before editing, the editing process will be reduced and it will be the best result because comes from good image of course. Please make it seem natural so the feeling that you want to share can be caught by your viewers.

The best software editing will help you so much to edit the photos of the dogs as well. So, the result will be nice. I hope you enjoyed this post about how to take good pictures of dogs.

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How To Take Good Pictures For Instagram

Selfie

For helping you to get wonderful pictures that make people want to always visit your Instagram is by feeding people by good photos of you so much so that it makes them say “wow”. However, you should understand how to take good pictures for Instagram before capturing the photos.

Set Up Your Phone

The first that should you do is you must set up your handphone or mobile. The things that you should prepare first are the composition, editing, and lighting. Regardless about the camera of your phone, I think you should know about under-exposing the shot. It means that you can brighten the shot that you want by editing. But, before you edit this, of course, you should set the camera on the best exposing shot so the over-exposure can be avoided. Then, the photo posted on Instagram is created by using HDR camera. Why can we do that? You can but the HDR is hard to use. Moreover, if you make a mistake while using it your picture will look overdone and it will seem un-natural.

Composition

The other thing we talk about for taking good pictures for Instagram, is the way of capturing these photos. The main tips to creating the best photos for Instagram are based on the composition and the lighting of the image. The picture is said to have good composition when the viewer can be addressed to the subject of the shot.  The most important component that you can do first is turn on the grid. For getting successful composition, we can make the shot into 9 parts in the gridlines. Then, the next composition that is important also is about the using palette.  We can consider what theme that we will use for the image. Usually, the theme of nature and landscape is using cool palette. It will help the image very excellent.

Lighting

The next thing that is important in taking good pictures that you want for your Instagram is setting up the lighting. Actually, lighting can show your feeling in that image. What you have to remember is that a bad picture will capture the bad lighting also. So, you should consider the lighting so much. I believe that you have to know about how to set up the lighting on your phone. I will just remind you again that natural lighting is the best choice.  If you want to take photo at dusk or dawn, you should plan the result in the light contrast or soft shadow.  Then, what about if the conditions are cloudy and sunny? You will need to take you picture in a bit of sunlight for the image to turn out. However, the best time for shooting is in cloudy.

Just another tip to take pictures for Instagram, if you want to feed your viewers of your Instagram with amazing photos, you can start with foodies’ photos. Just use a wooden table or marble slabs for putting your food or some food product, it will make your image very photogenic. Increase your contrast and exposure composition then add just little fade. And your picture will turn out awesome.

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Taking Good Pictures of Yourself With Your Phone Camera

Some people are a bit worried to travel solo because there will be no friends to help take pictures. Quite often people are commented on or asked about who takes your photos- especially really nice ones! Well, actually, we can do it by ourselves. Solo traveling does not have to be an obstacle to have nice picture anymore. How? It is your tripod. Your tripod will be your faithful friend to accompany and help you to have sweet memories although you are solo traveler. So, you should read these tips how to take good pictures of yourself.

I do not suggest asking a person that you meet to help you take a picture. I don’t say that the people can’t use your camera well or they are not expert enough in taking pictures or photos. No, but, there are some limited conditions when you ask a help from others to take your picture, moreover if you don’t know the people. The real problem that I faced when I asked for help from a person that I met when I had my first solo traveling experience was that the person could not take image that I wanted. I had explained to him that I want to have the image showing me and the large open sky. Unfortunately, my image turned out exactly how I didn’t want it . And that was very bad.  So, if you want to go solo traveling, I suggest you bring your new friend – your tripods, please.

Tripods

My suggestion and I think it is the best suggestion based on my experience is using your tripod. The reason why we rely on our tripod is because by using a tripod we can take the exact image that we want. It doesn’t matter if you have to spend a lot of time to take a picture of yourself. The end result is going to be worth it. I suggest you bring multiple tripods, not only one. You can bring at least two tripods, gorilla pod, and mini tripod. The tripods will be useful for the different conditions you will encounter. And I think tripods are cheaper than having another travel with you. Then, how do you take good pictures of yourself using tripods? It is easy enough but it is not hard to do. Just ensure that you relax and are not worried about taking the shot. Your patience will be very important. Using tripods will help you to take pictures with long exposure. Don’t worry if you are unsteady.

When you use your tripod and your camera to take your photos, you have two options to ‘click’ the switch of the camera. First, you can use remote controller and the second is to set the self timer. However, taking your selfie photo will be better by choosing remote controller. It will make it easier for you and help with managing the time. Self timer is good also, but it will be troublesome because you must prepare yourself by running or rushing to get back to your position for the image.