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So, you’re all set to take what could be a great digital photo.

You’re excited about it and if you’re shooting a live subject, so are they. You snap the photo and all if perfect, right? Well, not exactly.

When you look through your files you notice something you missed before and it deflates your enthusiasm. You caught something in the shot that is not what you intended.

Here’s a brief list of things you should be aware of before taking your shot to make your photos better and avoid having to do some unnecessary editing.

1. Make sure all tags are hidden

Tags from clothing or products showing up in your shots are distracting and make the work look unprofessional.

2. Unnecessary people

Say you’re shooting a fantastic piece of architecture and in the bottom of the frame you have a crowd of people. This can take away from the overall appeal of the structure itself.

3. Unflattering clothing

Unintentionally exposed bra straps, spots or stains on shirt or pants and various other issues can really kill an otherwise beautiful photo.

4. Be aware of your surroundings

If you’re in a crowd or in an active location, be careful to avoid being bumped or having someone move in front of you while taking your shot. You may have to show some patience and wait for the right moment but it will be worth it.

Comments on: "Simple but important photography tip" (2)

  1. Hah, how I know the feeling. I guess, we should all add one of those things you miss until you’re back in front of the computer … it would be an endless list of comments 😉
    Like: Make sure you don’t ruin half the series by casting your own shadow into the picture *facepalm*

  2. Thanks for those quick little tips! I’m a total beginner in photography… big amateur. But it’s a wonderful art when properly learnt!

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