If you are an amateur photographer then you are still on your learning curve. You need to know these three essential tips on photography.
The rule of thirds
Photos look better if the subject is not centered. You will find grid option in most of the digital cameras today. You will find that the grid splits an image into 9 sections. Try to place the image on third line from the top, bottom, left or right. This is known as the rule of thirds. This will make your composition better.
Change your elevation
Generally, you would photograph from an eye-level. But it is a better idea to move the camera either up or down. This might make it difficult for you to see the viewfinder. But if you have an LCD screen in your camera, then it might be helpful. In such case, you can hold the camera high above your head or ground and see everything. This technique is very useful when you are photographing animals or kids.
Take photos in full resolution and quality
You should always take photos in full resolution and quality. If you need to send the file via email, reduce the size on your computer using one of the standard photo management software. But don’t drop the quality while taking the photo. Taking photo in low resolution and quality can only reduce your saving time, nothing else. If your camera has a RAW format, use it.
As an amateur photographer, you should read many photography books and magazines in order to learn more about photography. If you get the chance, try to learn photography from an expert. Both theoretical and practical knowledge are necessary in order to become a good photographer.