Here’s a tip on how to take good pictures. Photography can be complicated, but this is one tip for point and shoot.
There are lots of people snapping pictures at the Twelve Apostles. Bad pictures. Some of them have fancy DSLR cameras. Others have simple point-and-shoot cameras or are using mobile devices. This is not about gear. It’s about a key aspect of a good work of art. Maybe you’re not set out to create art with your photography. I understand that. I’m an amateur photographer. I take pictures to document and to capture memories. But we all know what it’s like to snap a terrible photograph and, worse, to have a terrible picture taken of us.
At the Twelve Apostles, a few couples asked me to take their photo with the rocks in the background. I happily obliged. Theo and I also asked a few people to take our picture with the rocks in the background. They were are all disappointing. Let me show you why.
Every single person that took our picture snapped it in a way where the rocks were not visible. In the end, Theo set up his tripod and we got some nice photos of us together. What I’m talking about here is composition. Expert Photography has a great beginner’s guide to composition. Check it out and soon you too will be taking great snapshots of Japanese tourists.