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10 Photography Tips + Hacks!

10 Photography Tips + Hacks!

Hi, it’s Carly and in today’s post I have some of my favorite and best tips to take better photos. Hopefully these will help you out whether you’re taking photos for your blog, Instagram or just for yourself!

1. Try Different Subject Arrangements 

Taking a bunch of photos of different arrangements of the photo’s subjects is so helpful. I never know what’s going to look the best until I’m looking at the photos later so I like to try 3-5 different arrangements.

2. Don’t go Crazy With Editing

A huge tip, which could seem obvious but I wanted to include, is not to go crazy with editing! I recommend just adjusting a few things but not too much (whatever that means to you). The top is where I tried to make it as bright as possible but the bottom I just added a bit more exposure to it.

3. Background Ideas:

  • Scrapbook Paper 
  • Blankets/Tapestry’s 
  • Tables
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Fabric
  • Contact Paper
  • Clothes (small pieces)

4. Take a Lot of Photos at Once

You know when there is a day that just seems to have really good lighting? Whenever you have one of those days, try to take as many photos as possible and take advantage of that lighting.

5. Make Sure the Camera is in Focus

This may seem like literally the most basic tip ever but a lot of the time when I’ll be doing photos for a DIY I won’t make sure the photos are in focus after taking them and end up having to redo part of the DIY to the point to retake the photo. 

6. Take Photos During the Day!

Another tip that might seem basic but has a huge effect is to always take photos in the daytime only. Another tip is if you need to get some photos but the indoor lighting isn’t working out, try going outside for the photos.

7. Best Times of Day for Photography

One of the key parts of getting good photos for me is by far the lighting. I find the best times to get that good lighting is not in direct sunlight so more of a just slightly cloudy day. The best time of day for me is midday to get the brightest photos.

8. Photo Acessories

  • Fairy Lights
  • Flowers
  • Seasonal Decor 
  • Confetti/Glitter
  • Pom-Poms
  • Doilies 
  • Lace Ribbon
  • Jewelry

9. Have a Clean Background 

Going along with my last tip, adding more to photos are great but the last thing you want to do is add too much! Keeping a clean and matching background is a big part of photos.

10. If no Table, Use a Box!

This is what I do whenever I take photos for a DIY; I put this box by the window, on top of my bed and snap all my photos!

I hope you enjoyed this post and the tips help you out! If you have any other photography tips, leave a comment sharing, I could always need more.

Have an awesome week!


29 thoughts on “10 Photography Tips + Hacks!

  1. Awesome! I always like to pretend I am a photographer but with little luck so hopefully applying these tips will help change my game! Thank you!!

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  2. Hi! Just discovered your blog and I absolutely LOVE it! All your posts are written in amazing quality, and the pictures are in great quality as well!😄 Just curious, what camera do you use? I’m looking to get myself a cheap yet good camera to start taking pictures for my blog myself! 🙂

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  3. Love the post! I’ve only just started trying to blog, and my biggest issue has been that the photography is poor no matter how hard I try! Will definitely think about some of these before my next post!

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  4. It was really interesting, thank you for those tips.
    I noticed that were I live is best to take picture in the morning (6am to 10am) and then after 3pm. Here, midday lightening is way too bright and picture are always overexposed.

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