There’s a big difference between studio professional photos and the ones most of us shoot. I’ve been working on high-end photos for some time and what I can tell you is that anyone can emulate professional photography – even with poor quality cameras. This photo above was taken with natural light using an iphone 4.
Here’s 3 quick cheats.
1) Bag the flash – the harshness of the typical camera flash works only in limited situations.
2) Natural light – for quick nice photos, shoot just inside a window. Avoid direct sun, you’re looking to have a diffused natural light, not direct light.
3) Get some gear – reflect light using reflectors or diffuse it with diffusers. If you have fabric or cardboard, you can do this for free, but there are products that make it easy. Here’s a lighting kit that can help you with smaller object photography take a look – studio lighting tent.
Ok, until next time.