What is in the background?
You want to be careful with what is in the background.
You don’t want to have your background in focus, to
have pixels or for it to be irrelevant.
You always want to follow the rule of thirds when taking
photographs. You want to try and get something in
each section. But at the same time you want to balance
out the photo and make sure the image isn’t over
Rule of thirds
When taking photographs indoors without using a
flash you need something to balance the light our or it
will take out and all white drawing for light
Is the photo different or
A common photograph is taken of flowers, sunsets or
other basic photographs. You want your photograph
to be different, unique and memorable.
What is added or taken away
from the photo?
Is the photograph something you could have done
something better or different. You also don’t want an
over whelming photo. Less is more, cluttered takes
away from the photo.
Do you know what the subject
Is it easy to know or see what your subject is, can you
is? the subject. Is your
look at the photo quickly and see
eye drawn to the main point of your photo
Does the photograph tell a
Does the photograph tell a story? Does it keep you
interested or intrigued?
Clarity Do you need a sharp
Is the picture or subject in focus?
or soft focus? Soft focus is when the lens forms the
images to be blurry. Sharp focus describes the
elements in the scene at the best quality. You want a
Is there open and plain unused wasted space? Does the
photo need to be cropped or should you zoom out
more on the photograph.
Is the picture exposed or not? If your photo is exposed
you did something wrong, how can you do something
differently for the next time?