Unlike animals or inanimate objects, were very picky when it comes to how our photos come out; which is why it is so important to know how to take good pictures of people. Its not everyday that someone brings a camera, right?
Usually, we take pictures in order to preserve memories. And who wants to keep a memory of a bad shot in their photo album? No one, right?
As the photographer, you have to know how to take good pictures of people. If you need a little help with that, here are some tips to improve your shots.
1) Find the best angle.
People have different angles. Sometimes, one person looks better from the left or from the right. That person may not know it himself/herself, so its up to you to determine the best angle for the picture.
Its not only about left and right though. Its also about how high or low you angle your camera. For example, positioning yourself too low will only catch the unflattering view of say your cousin Leahs nostrils and your sister Tammys double chin. Do that and youll never be allowed to touch the camera again.
2) Catch candid moments.
One way on how to take good pictures of people is by catching them during candid moments. Sometimes, people have a hard time smiling naturally in front of the camera. The photo then becomes stiff and boring.
However, by catching them mid-laugh or mid-talk, youll have a better chance of scoring beautiful images. Just be sure to time the moment right because candid moments can also make for unflattering pictures.
3) Try different positions.
Old-school photographers like to take pictures of people by lining them up side by side. While theres nothing really wrong with such a composition, dont you think that thats a little too boring?
If you want to take good pictures of people, I suggest trying out different positions. Group them together like a bunch of flowers and take their picture from above so their faces are the ones in focus. Be as fun and as creative as the situation allows you to.
Frankly, its easy to learn how to take good pictures of people. You dont have to buy the latest camera model to come up with fantastic photos. All it takes is a little bit of ingenuity and an understanding of the overall composition of the photo.