One of the quickest ways to improve your pictures when you are just getting started with photography is to move in much closer.
Often times the biggest difference between a casual snapshot and an incredible moment captured is as simple as how close you are.
If it feels like your photographs are missing something or they just aren’t grabbing attention, try moving in closer. When you think you’re close enough, go ahead and move in even a little bit closer. Seriously, just give it a try.
Practice with your camera and lens (or read the owner’s manual) to see just how close you can get and still be able to focus, but experimenting is half the fun of it.
Spend some time this week challenging yourself to capture some creative close up shots. If you are really brave (or more experienced) it may be time to take it a step further and try macro photography.
If you are uncertain on the difference between close up shots and macro, check out this Close Up vs. Macro article on PhotoFairy.net
These videos may give you some ideas!
Close Up Photography
Cooking Oil Close-up Photography (fun!)
I would love it if you would leave your comments, tips, resources and ideas (at the end of this post) to help others improve their close up and macro shots too!