Autumn colours, fun days out, coastal walks, interesting architecture – do you wish your photos did them justice the way you remember them?
Paul Reiffer, a photographer renowned for his city and landscape photography, shares his tips on taking better snaps:
- Get out of ‘auto’. Try the ‘aperture’ mode to leave the background out of focus – a great way of targeting what you want the viewer to concentrate on.
- Don’t be afraid of the dark. Use apps such as Slow Shutter! on a smartphone, or the long-exposure mode of your camera, to capture the buzz and energy of the evening.
- Get involved in the action. Find that interesting angle by getting down low and shooting up, or getting closer to the scene.
- Capture yourself creatively. Try a reflection in sunglasses, windows with you and the location in, or car mirrors on a highway for more unusual ‘selfies’.
- Snap the smaller details of your trip. These help to tell the story when you’re looking back at your time somewhere – they make for interesting memories.
To see more of Paul’s work, visit paulreiffer.com
Photograph: Pauk Reiffer