Tips to make your photos more unique.
Every great photo has something special about it, and that’s what makes you stop and take notice. With these tips and a bit of practice you’ll be capturing intriguing shots that your friends won’t be able to get enough of.
Break free of the selfie – I know, controversial, but the style has been around for a while. Get your friends on camera duty while you enjoy the view! Even better, try to be ‘doing’ something in the photo – beats a pose any day.
Buy a tripod – Tripods help keep your camera (or phone) stable for crisp landscape shots, low light and even time lapses. They’re also great for group photos or getting a few shots of yourself on solo missions.
Get macro – It can be hard to capture the majesty of a lookout on your phone, but macro never fails to be epic. Get up close to the flowers, strange rocks and interesting patterns in the trunk of the trees you pass, there’s a whole new world right at your feet!
Think about angles – The lines in a photo are everything. The angle of the cliffs, trees, rivers and rays lead people’s eyes around your photo. Try changing it up and taking a new perspective, you might find a totally fresh take on a place that’s been photographed a thousand times.
Don’t let the weather stop you – Cloudy weather or rain doesn’t mean your shots are ruined. Mist, rolling clouds, soft light through the canopy and epic sunsets are just some of the benefits or wild weather. You can’t capture it unless you’re out there!
(From article by Tim Ashelford published by NSW National Parks 27 Aug 2019. Photo by www.instagram.com/elymmit)