What is the first thing you see when you walk by a store? Is it the merchandise in the window? The logo? The people inside?
For most people, including myself, the first thing I see when walking through the mall or walking by a store is the design of the logo, the pictures along the walls, and really just the overall design of the place. It’s the same with magazines. As an aspiring Journalist myself, I pay attention to the magazines and newspapers that line the walls of drug stores and bookstores. The colorful pictures and layout have to be at a certain standard for me. If the pictures aren’t well done and the layout done in a reader friendly way, I won’t waste my time with that magazine…no matter how good the writing is.
In this short three-part “how to” I will describe not only how to take the best pictures you can, but also how you can edit those pictures to make them viewer friendly and just overall, better.
I would say that an actual camera would be way better in comparison to phone cameras, however if the camera is not a Cannon or Nixon with good shutter speed and resolution, then an iPhone camera or android camera would work just as well.
There are also a few different photo editing apps that I would recommend. For iPhone or Android: studio+, Photoshop Express, and PicLab, and then really any adobe photo editing application for desktop would be definitely your best bet. I personally like to use both my iPhone and desktop to get a good well rounded picture, but if you only have access to your phone then I would recommend definitely sticking to iPhone editing apps.
Each time I post a part there will be a photo attached, and I will deconstruct it so you can see how it was taken and how it works, or doesn’t work.
I will also be posting different challenges on the CHALLENGES page where you, the reader, can post any pictures that you think work or don’t work and we can discuss it. I also will take a look at any pictures that you guys want deconstructed. So, please post any and all pictures for those said reasons in the comment area.
Your very own BlogAholic,