5 Easy Ways To Make Your Photos Look More Professional

Once you understand composition and exposure you’re well on your way to taking professional-looking images. Here are 5 easy ways to help take your photography to the next level



#1 – Editing tools
Lightroom is magic and absolutely amazing. You can use Photoshop, but Lightroom will work wonders and can make your image go from average to fabulous! There are also free online photo editors are available. The best one is PicMonkey. Try to keep things natural though, nobody wants to see unrealistic photos.

#2 -Manual settings
Make sure you learn terms like ISO and shutter speed. It makes all the difference!

#3 – Exposure
We don’t always have access to natural light. When you adjust the exposure it makes your picture lighter and brighter. This will give your image a  ‘ fresh’ and ‘clean’ look.

#4 – Blue hues
Every type of light source has a different light ‘temperature’. The sunlight on a cloudy day is cooler than on a cloudless day. This light causes the objects in your image to look a warmer, orange/red or cooler, more blue. You can control this by adjusting the white balance on your camera to the light bulb. This will make your pictures more blue and less orange. You can also use an editor to adjust the temperature in your photo.

#5 – The right light
The ‘right’ light can also make or break your pictures
Your pictures often look better when the light is soft. Try to take your pics near a window with natural daylight during golden hour also known as the magic hour, the first and last hour of light during the day is a photographer’s holy grail. The light is soft and warm and makes just about anything look good. Another great tip is to use a ‘daylight’ bulb and a softbox on a stand to for natural light. You can purchase these on Amazon.



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  • Julia

    I seriously need to get to know my camera a little better! Bad me is always shooting in “no flash” mode D:


  • Rose Guide

    hi! I am also sharing some in depth tips on how to improve your blog photography! You can find them at aroseguide.com :)

  • Meghan @ Simple Life Soliloquies

    Love how simply these are explained! They may be simple enough that I can actual understand + implement them :)

  • Hannah Walker

    Great advise I just download PicMonkey to give it a go. Thank you x

  • paapatya

    Great post. I love your advices :-)

    Best wishes from Germany


  • Holly

    Great tips! I’m hopeless at my camera, I just shoot and hope it takes a good shot. Am trying to get better though haha :) x

  • Lucy Van Dean

    Shooting in manual mode gives the best results. It requires a bit of time to play with different settings and find the best ones, but it’s totally worth it. BTW did I mention how I like your posts? Good job!

  • Lily

    I really want to try Lightroom – especially after reading this (:

    • Celina

      It’s amazing and quite easy to use! :)

  • Lauren

    Definitely agree on light and brightness, real game changers for images

    Lauren x
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  • Natasha

    Great reminder, I really need to look into this properly – I cam never get the light right


  • Abbi

    Well I guess it’s time to dig the camera out and stop relying on Instagram!

    I struggle most with getting the angle of the photo to look good, will use these tips and hope they improve my amateur skills!


  • Alisha

    Great tips, thank you!


  • Helena

    Great tips! I use Picmonkey for editing and love it.


  • Saria

    Those are great tips for noob bloggers like Me hehe! Cause I am no photographer I don’t even have a cam, I use My phone!

    The Chronic Dreamer

  • Jeni

    I need to try picmonkey and lightroom! Thanks for the recommendations!


  • Dennie

    Great tips! I’m just starting my blog and a lot of these will come handy when it comes to taking my blog photos. Thank you!


  • Abbie

    This is a great post. I use PicMonkey all the time for my photos!
    Abbie E.

  • Cailin Koy

    Great guide! I am admittedly a camera novice, but I need to step my game up a bit.

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