One of the best ways to improve your photography is by taking photos of things that interest most people in the cannabis community. Even some things that people may not find interesting, theres always a way to produce creative photos. Here are 5 great tips to help your improve photos of your cannabis, garden or products.
Don't know where to shoot? Stop thinking so hard and start taking photos. Whether your doing a shot in the garden, showing off new products, or even simply shooting some everyday relatable imagery, you can create something everyone will enjoy. Even designing a simple storyboard can help you visualize a better way to approach your shots.
When it comes to taking top quality pictures, equipment has a lot to do with it. Reducing the amount of camera shake with tripods, proper lighting and of course a good camera/lens are the three main pieces of equipment to help produce high-grade photos. Be sure to learn your equipment, shutter speeds and most importantly, the right lighting.
3. Rule Of Thirds
Many professional photographers refer to this rule. The way the Rule Of Thirds works is by splitting an image into thirds, vertically and horizontally, leaving you with 9 squares. When placing your product along the lines of thirds, it forces the audience to focus on your subject. When taking photos of a landscape, line up the horizon with the top third of the image. Overall, this rule will give your images a distinctive look and help the audience view your image in the most natural way possible.
When it comes to choosing an environment, try and relate to your subject or product as much as possible. Find out what they like to do, how others can relate and you will start to feel the proper locations to add interest in the shots. Stay clear of cluttered backgrounds, foregrounds and numerous bright colours as this can take interest away from your main focus.
5. Post Production
Nowadays, there are so many ways to help produce top quality images. From Photoshop and Lightroom, to Pixlr and Canva, there are plenty of post production programs for you to chose from. For beginners, we would recommend using Lightroom, as it is easy to navigate and understand. As you progress towards Photoshop and other programs, be sure to learn light and colour correction as these two things play a big part in making your photo pop.