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Are you hoping to improve your photography skills, whether you’re aspiring to become a professional photographer or you simply want to take better photos for your business site? Or are you a hobbyist who wants to be able to take the most stunning images that you can show off around the house and to your friends and family? Then continue reading for a few killer photography tips that the pros like to keep secret. With these tips, you can take your photography to the next level.

Go Wide for Objects in Motion

When shooting objects in motion, such as a sporting event or wildlife, you should take a wider frame. Zoom out and take a shot that’s a little wider than would normally be ideal for the composition of the shot.

By keeping your subject in the middle of the frame, you have a greater chance of grabbing it wherever it moves, whether left or right. Plus, it’s faster to simply use the central autofocus point instead of selecting the peripheral point, and the centre point is more accurate and responsive too. You can always crop in during post-production editing to get the framing that looks best.

Stick with f/8

When it comes to choosing the right aperture, a great place to start is f/8. This is usually the best aperture for any lens, so it will avoid softness when you shoot wide open and provide a reasonable depth of field. Then all you have to do is set the exposure mode to program so that you can grab a great shot even at a moment’s notice, especially if you have the sensitivity set to a value that will allow for a typical handholding shutter speed.

Use the Mirror Lock-Up Function

To get really sharp images while using your camera on a tripod, make use of the mirror lock-up function. This will give you the best resolution, especially when dealing with high-pixel DSLR cameras because even slight movements could ruin a shot.

When Shooting Models, Prep Ahead of Time

If you’re a fashion photographer like the pros at, a good tip to keep in mind is to prep in advance. Many photographers end up getting far too technical when it comes to lighting a model, but you need to keep in mind that the model’s hair and makeup will become less than perfect really quickly, especially under those hot lights. This means that you really need to test all of your lighting in advance so you can be in control over the smallest technical details and get the job done as quickly as possible once the model is ready.

As you can see, there are plenty of tips that only professional photographers really know about, but if you can harness the power of these strategies, you can start working like a pro as well. When in doubt, though, and when you really need great shots for your business website, it’s best to stick with the pros who can get the job done right and on time.


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