Facebook’s 8 tips for taking great photos
Facebook is an unbelievably powerful tool and resource for your business. Not only should you embrace the tools that Facebook can offer your business pages, but you should also take a moment to dive into the brilliant tips and advice that they offer you for free. There’s a wealth of free guidance out there! We came across this article and thought it was a great one to share with our Wedding professionals.
So, how do you take great photos? How do you take good quality photos for social media?
We all know there’s so much competition out there to grab the attention of prospective Brides and Grooms with quality pictures, but what if you can’t afford professional photography? Or you don’t consider yourself very good at it? Well, poppycock we say! You don’t have to be a professional photographer to craft a perfect picture for social media- a lot of it is all about practise, add to that some simple tips to help improve your technique and you’re almost there. This is a great place to start! Facebook have rounded up 8 easy tips to help you create a swipe-stopping pic. Enjoy and happy snapping!
This article was sourced from Facebook and the full article can be viewed here.
1. Think mobile first
Before using a picture, look at it on your smartphone and ensure your main subject is clear and any writing, such as a sign, is legible. Use the Image Text Check tool if you have text in your picture.
2. Keep it simple
You don’t need several people, multiple props, and complicated staging. The most effective images are often the simplest ones, such as a close-up of a product or a satisfied customer.
3. Follow the rule of thirds
Your subject should be closer to either side, or along the top or bottom, rather than in the centre. This is the rule of thirds. An exception: Faces can be anywhere in the frame.
4. Try varied perspectives
Mix big and small things and create an interesting contrast with different perspectives. For example, put a subject close to the camera and others in the background.
5. Use interesting layouts
Use an interesting layout when arranging objects. Consider neatly organising multiple items to create an appealing design and photograph them from above.
6. Add a focal point and varied textures
When setting up your photo, ensure you have a subject in the foreground that provides a focal point. Use varied textures that create an interesting contrast.
7. Light and shadow create a nice contrast
Pay attention to your scene’s lighting. Bright light and deep shadows create a stark contrast that can make your photo more interesting.
8. Use attractive colour combinations
Use a colour wheel to create interesting colour combinations. Choose colours on opposite sides of the wheel, or try warm and cool versions of the same colour.