Tis’ the season to be jolly, fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la!!…well not quite yet, but Fall is just around the corner. You know, the time when all the not so pretty trees with the basic green leaves change into beautiful orange, yellow, and red. Fall is also the best time of year to enjoy the outdoors and one of the best times to get amazing photos! You don’t have to lug around a camera to capture your memories, here are 3 easy tips to take awesome outdoor photos with your smartphone, that will make a perfect Chatbook!

1. Easy Does It

Simple photos are also a good idea for social media sharing. Whether you are showing your pictures off on Instagram or in a Chatbook, having one focal point is much better for your phone screen or in the 6X6 format. Keep it simple so the viewer doesn’t get lost squinting.

3 tips for better outdoor photos

2. Go Deep

To take a good photo you must show depth. Not only does this produce a more interesting and intriguing photo, it also engages the viewer more, inviting them to explore the scene rather than just observe it. Most landscape photos look better if they have their main point in the front, middle, or background. This will instantly raise the quality of your pictures by adding a 3-D dimensional effect, to a two dimensional photo.

3 tips for better outdoor photos

3. Timing Is Everything

If time is money, then what does golden hour mean? No, it’s not the wisest time of day to invest, it’s the best time of day to capture golden moments. An hour before or after sunrise or just before the sunset are awesome times to take beautiful shots. The skies are streaked with color and the clouds create the most perfect skylines. Not to mention that’s usually the time for hiking in the best weather. Apply this tip and enjoy vibrant shots!

3 tips for better outdoor photos

 

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