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Photography Tips for Camera Day

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Are you a fan of photography? If you’ve got a camera and a love for photography, you have a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Camera Day this June 29th! Don’t worry if you’re got little to no experience with cameras, because in this week’s Virginia Square Plaza Blog, we’ve got a few tips for you on how you can take better photos! Remember that photography is a skill that needs practice, so don’t be discouraged if it takes a while to get where you want to go.


How light interacts with the subject of your photograph can impact the finished product. If you’re brand new to the hobby, we suggest shooting during the golden hour, which is shortly after sunrise and shortly before sunset where the light is lower in the sky. The light during the golden hour can create strong highlights and dark shadows, accentuating your subject! Play around with the light, and review the outcomes!


What makes a great photo? When you look at photographs that you like, it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what makes it so appealing to you. Part of what makes a photo so appealing is how your subject is framed. Depending on the type of photography you’re wanting to do, how you frame your subject will differ, so keep that in mind. If you’re unsure how to frame a photograph, you can always refer to the Rule of Thirds to give you a little help. It’s an easy way to understand placement in the frame can affect how visually appealing your photo ends up being.


Practice makes perfect. It is relatively easy to know things through reading, but true development of a skill takes place when you practice. We’ve offered a couple tips for you, so get out there and practice! Don’t worry if you don’t have a fancy camera. If you have a smartphone, you’ll probably have a camera good enough to take decent photos. Good luck!


Do you have any photography tips? Share them with our Arlington, VA apartment community! Thanks for reading!