1. Use a tripod.
Taking pictures with a camera on a table or bench is no good as you won’t get sharp shots. Get a tripod and attach it to a sturdy part of the wall. If you have a DSLR camera, you can use a selfie stick. If not, use a regular monopod (if you can get one that will fit in the photo), as it will be steadier.
2. Get a new lens.
You need a wide angle lens, preferably one that can take close-ups, otherwise you will struggle to get the whole room into the shot.
3. Find a sunny day.
Get outside and take pictures of flowers, trees or the sky. There’s a lot to see outdoors, even on rainy days. It’s amazing how much you can photograph.
4. Shoot at midday.
Sunlight will brighten your subject. Wait until the light is at its brightest and most natural.
5. Take lots of pictures.
Make sure you shoot in different positions, especially in your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and garden.
6. Try different settings.
The shutter speed, aperture and ISO setting can make a huge difference. The slower the shutter speed, the less movement will be captured. Use a higher shutter speed for clear images and lower for blurred photos. The aperture refers to the size of the hole in the lens; it determines the amount of light entering the camera. A large aperture lets in more light and will produce a bright image, while a small aperture will mean the picture is darker.
7. Get a macro lens.
A macro lens lets you zoom in to extremely close to your subject. They come in various sizes, from a tiny 2x macro lens to a big 50mm macro lens.
8. Add blur.
You can add a blurring effect by using a fast shutter speed, making sure your subject stays still. To blur a fast moving object, put your camera on a tripod and use a slow shutter speed.