3 Easy Stops for Beautiful Photos!

business, photo tips

Ahhhh fall.

If you're in southeastern Wisconsin like me, fall is the last few salvageable days of warmth before the six-month winter starts. BUT, we're also blessed with beautiful colors! If you're looking to book mini sessions or just want to step up your DIY photography game, here are some tips to tune up your photography - no matter where you live!

There are a few general rules that I live by with all of my photography, aimed at instant improvement. Shallow depth of field, and golden hour! Keeping my backgrounds fuzzy and the sun a beautiful golden color brings out the best in my subjects! But now, here are the REAL tips to help you out!

Shoot on a sidewalk.

Any sidewalk. The imagery of a sidewalk leading to or away from your subject really tells your viewer where their eyes should go

A dog sits on a sidewalk in the sun.
A dog sitting on a sidewalk.
A dog sitting on a sidewalk.

Find a historic building.

If you're looking to spice up your background a little more, historic buildings make beautiful backdrops! Their colors are neutral enough to go with any outfit, but bold enough to create interest.

A dog walking toward the camera, dragging his leash.
A dog sitting on a tree stump in the sun.
A dog sitting on a wooden path in front of double doors.

Step into nature.

The city is nice and all, but sometimes, you just gotta get lost in nature. Find the natural high points in the scenery to make a more dynamic background.

A dog sitting in the sand at the beach.
A dog sitting on a walking path.
A dog sitting at the beach.

...and there you have it!

A few easy tips to get you on your way! Big thanks to my model, Adam :) Animal portraits are the best!