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Create Visually Interesting Photos Without An Upgrade

While we’re constantly being tempted by the latest high-end cameras and super telephoto lenses, sometimes, it’s not our current kit that’s letting us down, but our knowledge, skill and, perhaps most of all, our vision. Anybody can take a photograph of the Taj Mahal after all, but it takes someone with a unique vision to capture it like we’ve never seen before.

It doesn’t matter whether the image was captured with the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark ll Digital Camera, or the OM-D E-M1 Olympus camera with 12-40mm PRO lens, if there’s something that makes it stand out, we’re interested. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at these photographs of the Taj Mahal and tell us they’re not beautiful!

How Can I Improve My Photography?

  1. Shoot from a lower angle – Images are very often shot from a standing position, but by lowering your angle you’re bound to capture a visually interesting and dramatic photograph. Just take a look at our post on tips for photographing from a low angle to achieve compelling images!
  1. Keep an eye out – We live in a world that’s filled with an abundance of opportunities to snap a remarkable, one-time-only photo. The inclusion of a reflection in a puddle, river or a glass window is sure to grab the attention of viewers. It could be a snap of a mother and child with an inverted reflection of them at a bus stop, or a shot of a river that reflects the sky above. We’re conditioned to ignore these reflections in everyday life as, although they’re real, they’re arguably not quite as real (or permanent) as the thing or person they’re reflecting. Contrary to this, not many things are permanent, but that’s beside the point; in a nutshell, reflections make interesting photographs!
  1. Arouse their curiosity – It’s part of our human nature to want to convey the complete story, so many photographers try to include as much visual information as possible in their photographs, but actually, intentionally sidestepping what most would consider the main focus of the picture and only capturing certain elements of it is sure to draw people in and arouse their curiosity. Take, for instance, our camera viewpoint when capturing a cat asleep beneath a table. Most would get down low to capture the whole cat, but by shooting from above, so that only the cat’s legs are seen, it’s automatically a more intriguing photo.
  1. Forget high definition photography (at least once or twice) – Sure, capturing the details can be beautiful, but sometimes, a little blur can bring life to an otherwise static image. It could be a motorbike plummeting down a street in Bangkok, or a motorway system shot from above – whatever it is, your photo album will immediately be more remarkable with a few motion shots included. If you’re not too confident setting your Olympus camera up manually for this, simply turn your dial to ‘S’ mode (shutter priority).

See The World More Brightly With An Olympus Camera

Of course there are times when you definitely do need an upgrade. Whether it’s the Olympus Stylus TG-850 Tough Digital Camera, or the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Double Zoom PRO Lens Kit (12-40mm & 40-150mm), we’ve an Olympus camera for every need and budget here at SRS!

Discover our great range today or get in touch for more information. Our friendly and expert team are available to call on 01923 226602, or why not email us at Alternatively, you can also visit our store in Watford (open Monday to Saturday, 9.00am – 5.30pm) to get a closer look at a product!

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