Despite your best efforts, some photos just turn out bad. But what if the bad photo in question is that one shot in a million—your grandmother blowing out candles on her 100th birthday, or that first kiss at a wedding? You may not be able to turn a bad photo into a well-shot photo; however, with a little creative problem solving, you might just be able to turn it into something worth keeping.
It is a known fact that we photo and selfie lovers, especially females love to take many pictures, only to end up deleting a million of them, looking for that one perfect photo. Your photos can benefit from more subtle and elegant touch-ups. With these few techniques, you can sharpen, texturize, re-contextualize, and remove tourists, among other problems, from your shots worth saving.
3. Watch Your White Balance.
Your camera will try and set white balance automatically based on the type of light in which you’re shooting. Different light casts different types of color—sunlight is very blue, tungsten lighting is yellow, and fluorescent is a bit green. In many cases, the camera will automatically detect what type of lighting you’re under and adjust the color in photos so that they look natural. But when White Balance isn’t right, you can get bad results. If you’re shooting under mixed lighting, or if the camera is just having a hard time figuring things out, you can set the white balance manually.
You’ll get better-looking photos if you get the white balance right in the first place.
4. Use a Tripod or Monopod.
Sometimes, the best way to get your shot perfect is to take some extra time. Using a tripod will allow you to set up framing, and can come in handy—along with your camera’s self-timer—for getting that shot of you and your friends.