edit on photo editing sites! There are plenty of great free online photo editors. Just google “online photo editor”.. This is what I did until I got a better camera.
I like editing photo’s when my picture’s look poor, or are too dark. Photo editing is fun too! BUT I do wish there were more ways to improve photo quality, that were also less time consuming. Good luck my love!posted over 4 years ago
Thanks… do you know what you usually do to yours to make them appear better? I got some fancy photo editor for free with my computer but I don’t know how to use it haha.posted over 4 years ago
Beyond a certain point, editing will only do so much for you. If your camera itself has a low megapixel count, the photos you take will naturally be smaller, grainier, and blurrier. Have you considered getting a new camera or perhaps (if it’s detachable) a new lens?posted over 4 years ago
Good lighting helps. I don’t have a high megapixel camera but there’s a noticeable difference in quality between my photos that are taken in darker rooms and those taken in lighter rooms. Taking pictures at a big resolution and resizing helps a little too.posted over 4 years ago
lighting really does help a lot. i notice that pictures come out clearer when taken with natural lighting.posted over 4 years ago
I agree that editing only does so much. Can’t polish a turd :X haha.
When I have taken good photos, it is a combo of good lighting and good angles. And of course a good camera helps….take photos at the highest resolution possible. You can always crop and re-size, but you cannot stretch it larger without losing a lot of quality.
My problem is self-taken photos…I end up using my laptop, which has lower res and auto flash, because it is easier to prop it & I can see myself in the camera, which results in me looking less goofy, haha. The quality, of course, is poor.
My digi camera is hard to prop and I cannot see myself….
I think the real secret is a good photographer and model, honestly :Dposted over 4 years ago
How to avoid getting those “red eye” effect on the pics n my complexion seems too be rather dull while shooting indoor even with the lighting of the areas fully litted?posted about 4 years ago
Red eye is caused by the reflection of the flash or other light off the back of your eye directly back into the camera’s aperture. The only way you can fix this is to re-direct the flash off another surface (which is only possible if you’re using an external flash) or by using a camera’s red-eye setting (which give off a few flashes to make your iris contract). Also, you can just fix it in a photo editor.
For your complexion being dull, you might want to try toying with your camera’s white balance settings to see if you can change them to be more/less responsive to the ambient light around you. This is also another thing you can just fix in a photo editor.posted about 4 years ago
1. Good lighting. I never use flash because I find that it makes things look very flat and simply worse… unless it is a professional quality flash, at which point, your camera would be good enough for that to not matter too much. I also always take photos outdoors for optimal lighting, though rooms that get lots of light are sometimes good too.
2. Photoshop. It really makes or breaks a photo for me, but since I am an aspiring graphic designer, it’s probably a lot easier for me than it would be for you to get started. I would suggest that if you go this route, to read some online tutorials. There are some good ones. One super-basic suggestion: for dark photos (in natural light), duplicate the photo layer a few times and set them to “screen” and then duplicate the layer one more time and set it to “soft light.” If that made no sense, I apologize, but Photoshop tips are very Google-able
For some basic functions, you can even try photoshop.com or some other photo editing sites. :)
3. High Megapixel camera. Phone or laptop cameras probably aren’t going to cut it here, unfortunately. But a good basic digital camera is fairly affordable nowadays.
4. Tripod or a friend. Mirror shots generally aren’t your best bet. Though neither tripod nor friend is necessary, either really helps with getting a good angle.posted about 4 years ago
Lots of really good advice here, esp everything Speedbump has said.
I just had a look at your photos (lovely! ) and it seems like you have a pretty good camera and tripod setup, and some really nice locations.
You might find your pictures work better if you hunt out the sunlight… some of them look like you’re in the shade, which is sometimes unavoidable I know, but sunshine can make or break a photo in my opinion! Nothing you can do in post-production can make up for a gloomy pic.
In your picture editing software, try lifting the brightness a tiny bit and turning up the saturation – I do with with pretty much every photo I take!
Some programmes have a ‘temperature’ setting too which will help warm up shots taken on an unavoidable grey day.
Good luck :)
Sara xposted about 4 years ago