11 Essential Photography Tips Beauty Bloggers Shouldn't Ignore
Have you tried making your own photo filters?
1. Choose the right background
2. Stay away from the zoom
3. Avoid snapping a selfie with the front camera
It’s annoying to work hard on your make-up and hair, only to have your shot reduced to a low-res approximation of the awesome look you’re pulling. Only snap a front-camera selfie if you know your gear’s equipped to produce high-res results, like Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Dual’s 13 megapixels front and rear camera.
4. Opt for Macro Mode when taking close-up shots
Macro mode is great for snapping close-up shots, and is useful for when you need to draw attention to a particular object, like the make-up you're reviewing or the fine details of a ring. Click on the tulip icon and hold your camera between ten to thirty centimetres away from the object you're photographing.swatchgirl.com
5. Tap into the power of black and white photos
If your photo was taken in unfortunate lighting, black and white can be a huge life saver! When paired with brightness and contrast adjustments, it can turn your photo into something really crisp and beautiful.
Using black and white also minimises distracting elements; it's a great solution when there are (unintentionally) jarring colour clashes, or the colours are taking away from the content of your photo.
6. Look out for the Selfie Flash
7. Understand the Rule of Thirds
8. Create your own unique photo filters
Create a distinctive look to your photos by taking pieces of transparency film (make sure they're at least 1 inch bigger than your camera lens, all the way around) and colouring them with your favourite markers. Large, bold shapes work best. To use your filter, just hold it over your lens when snapping a photo!abeautifulmess.com
9. Don't leave the important details (and people) out
10. Keep your colours accurate with good lighting
11. Experiment with backlight
Most importantly, have LOADS of fun!
The happy vibes will naturally shine through your photos!
Every minute of beauty blogging is bound to be fun with the Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Dual. Find out more about your favourite photo-taking partner here.