How to Take Better Photographs – The Most Essential and Practical Tip for Point and Shoot Photographers

Are you one of those people who really doesn’t want to read the camera manual? I hear ya, although the manual is useful and informative it can be pretty dry… If you are like most folks, you just want to press the ON button, focus on your subject and then click. Am I right?  The sad thing is that these point and shoot pics don’t always turn out the way that we hope… This is where I come in! By using this one simple photography tip, your point and shoot pics will suddenly get a whole lot better!

What is this miracle tip?


Yep, you heard me right, get out of the sun! Or more specifically stick to taking pics in bright even outdoor shade or on a bright overcast day.

Bright shade or overcast clouds diffuse the light of the sun making the colours and the light even and soft.

Check out the examples I’ve attached below to catch what I really mean –>


Harsh FULL sun – see all the uneven light and shadows in the above pic?


Now compare the photo quality and difference here, when a similar picture is taken in bright-even-shade or on a bright overcast day. The photo is much nicer without all that uneven lighting and nasty distracting shadows!

The same principle applies to portraits:


Harsh FULL sun… vs —>


Nice even bright shade… Aaaahhhhh….

It truly works folks!

Does that mean we can never take pics in full sun? Well, no. We can take pics in full sun but it requires a bit more understanding of your basic camera settings. (And yes, that does mean reading a wee little section of your manual… 😉 ) I plan to post tips on taking better pics in full sun next Wednesday – so be sure to stop by! 😀

Pssst… if you found anything confusing in this post or if you have any other questions – please leave them in the comment box below and I’ll get back to ya! 🙂