Taking good photos is an art form. It’s all about lighting and angles and the quality of your camera. However, you don’t exactly have to be Annie Leibovitz to take a great photo of your Smiley Kit. We’ve put together some ideas for you on how to get sharing pics like a pro.
Pick a Spot with Good Lighting
Lighting can make all the difference whether you have an hour or just a few minutes to snap your photo. Make sure you are somewhere well lit to prevent your shots from coming out grainy or too dark.
Put Your Product on a Plain Background
Don’t put your product on a loud sheet or tablecloth. To get really great quality images, you should put the product on a white sheet or bare counter. That way, there is nothing to distract the eye from your great Smiley Kit!
Clean Your Lens!
It may seem like a no brainer, but it makes a big difference! A smudged camera lens can lead to blurry photos. Always make sure it’s clean before you start snapping!
Focus on Your Subject
You want your Smiley product to be front and center. So make sure that it is literally in the center of your picture! By centering the focus object, you bring the viewer’s eye right where it should be – on the product you received in your Smiley Kit!
Don’t Take it From Too Far Away, But Don’t Zoom Either
Try to avoid extremes: taking your picture from too far away or way too close. You want a happy medium so that whoever is looking at your photo isn’t overwhelmed one way or another.
Use Cool Photo Editing Apps For Effects and Collages
Thanks to our new Instagram Sharing Tool, you can get points straight from Instagram! But the cool photo editing doesn’t have to stop there. There are plenty of apps that will give you desired effects, such as Pixtr or VSCO Cam.
Smiley Tip: for making multiple photos into one image (like a before and after shot, for example) you can use an app like PicStitch or PicMonkey, which let you make a cute collage of multiple pictures.
Don’t Use Flash
Flash is really only needed when taking photos outside at night! Leave it behind if you are taking photos indoors. Go instead for natural lighting.
Go ahead, get snappy!
Tell us – what do you like to do when you take photos of your Smiley Missions?