How to Create a Beautiful Photograph
Today we live in a world where taking photographs and uploading them has become a popular way of documenting our day to day lives. With over 1.8 billion new photos uploaded to the internet each day, we thought we would share our tips and tricks to create the perfect image.
Tip 1- Inspiration.
Our very first tip and the most important step to start would be to always gather inspiration. Keep a box with cuttings from magazines or of anything that might inspire you when the time is right.
We have also become very fond of Pinterest at C&R. A tool which allows you to categorise images and ideas by making personal mood boards.
Tip 2- Find your location.
Although a very simple tip - your location is very important. Whether it be on your kitchen table or in a muddy field on a misty morning, always ensure natural light is available wherever you stumble upon.
For instance, by a window will allow lots of natural light to flood through.
Tip 3- Time and Day.
Tip 4- Subject.
Tip 5- Perspective and Composition.
Tip 6- Editing.
The finishing touch. Although not always essential, sometimes a small increase in exposure/contrast makes an enormous difference. We recommend using apps such as VSCOCAM or even the Instagram app editing tools. Avoid using filters that distort the natural colours of your image.