People constantly ask me what they can do to take better photos. While it's true that you will be able to be more creative with a good DSLR and wide-aperture lenses, neither of those are required to improve the quality of your photos today. With your current camera - whether it's a vintage Holga or a brand new Canon EOS 5D Mark 2 - using these three tips will dramatically improve your photos.
I'm going to use edible subjects to illustrate these tips; you can click on each photo to go to its individual recipe from my wife's wonderful blog of cupcake recipes.
The glass of almond custard seen on the right is lit from the upper left of the frame by bouncing a flash unit off the ceiling.
rule of thirds for some good starting points).
I decided that moving the delicious chocolate cupcake pictured here to the left side of the frame would create some good negative space on the right, which helps to draw the viewer to the dessert.
I focused on the orange cupcake itself, then pivoted the camera to the right to include the fork and some more atmosphere.
Did you find these tips helpful? Do you want to see more? Please let me know in the comments!