When I started this blog almost a year ago – woo! – I knew quality photography was going to be one of my staples. In fact, I refused to start my blog until I had the camera of my dreams – which is one of my regrets. I love my camera, it’s one of the best investments I’ve made to my personal happiness. However, I shouldn’t have waited for a “good” camera to start writing and creating. My camera gave me confidence to start my blog – but not everything I needed.
Throughout this past year as I’ve learned about myself as a photographer/director (when I’m not behind the camera) and I’m come to recognize that there are some things that a fancy camera can’t fix. While you can edit and filter the image itself, you can’t alter the content. The angle, background, and subject are essential to a quality image and are fundamentals that cannot be altered. Having an eye for photographs is something that is inherit & learned.
Some important things I look for in a quality photograph are background, angle, color, and attention to detail. These are things that you notice too when you see a really good photo. Next time you like a photo on social media ask yourself why you like the photo? & I’d bet it has to do with these things