5 Tips to Make High-Quality Photos

Not so long ago, to take a high-quality picture, professional product photographers needed not only an expensive camera but also a lot of other equipment. With the advent of digital cameras, everything has changed.  Now, depending on technical training or just a lucky set of circumstances, anyone can make an interesting picture. 

This is good because today everyone can take pictures. On the other hand, there are so many digital photos that it is very difficult to find a really interesting one taken by an amateur. 

Nevertheless, many amateurs want to learn a bit more about the art of photography. How do you take a unique picture? The answers to this question can vary widely. A lot depends on the camera, but it’s not the camera that takes the picture, it’s the photographer. The technique only captures the event, the shutter button, as before, is pressed by a man or woman. A professional headshot is a great way to make a good first impression on social media, as it can help you connect with potential clients and employers. To get an interesting picture, you need to know a lot about composition and color theory, but, frankly, most amateurs wouldn’t want to go that far in their hobby.

What can be done in this case? Here are 5 tips to help make a unique photo.

Tip Number One: Change the Angle 

How do amateurs take pictures? That’s right, standing up. They see something interesting, stop and take a picture. The result is that the camera is at eye level. This is the reason for the frustratingly high number of identical photos. By changing the angle you can greatly increase your chances of capturing an event or object from an unusual angle. You can take a picture while moving, squatting, or climbing up. Any change of angle can help, you just need to be afraid to make unconventional decisions.

Tip Two: Don’t Follow the Rules 

The basic rules of composition are symmetry or asymmetry, rhythm, story, and composition center. There are many rules and most people tend to follow them. But sometimes, to make an interesting picture, you can add something to the composition. Something that almost doesn’t fit, because it breaks the rules. The composition itself can be balanced, but the presence of another object can “shake up” the viewer and get his attention.

Tip Three: Play with Shadows 

Amateurs who are just beginning to master the art of photography should first take more pictures in good light. This is how a photographer intuitively learns the basics of composition. 

But don’t forget about shadows. The shadow adds depth to the frame and allows you to hide some parts of the composition to draw the viewer’s attention to the most important thing. And sometimes the shadow itself can be the main part of the photo.

Tip Four: Add Blur 

Experimenting with blur is a great way to get unique photos. By adjusting the zoom level, you can find certain options that will work in specific circumstances. Much practice makes perfect, but the results can exceed expectations.

Tip Five: Find the Main Color 

It’s not always possible to get really interesting photos – the colors argue with each other, scatter attention, and do not allow a you to find the center of the composition. To avoid this mistake, you need to focus on one or two primary colors that will set the tone.

Using this strategy, you can focus on one color, even if there were originally several.


The above tips are not meant to be original and should only be taken as an unobtrusive recommendation. These tips will help you get away from the clichés and change your view of the world a bit. Whether something will come out of it or not depends entirely on the photographer and his or her desire to improve.