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5 Tips to Improve Your Photography Skills in the Workplace

Are you looking to improve your workplace photography skills? There are over 100,000 professional photographers in the U.S., but you don’t need to be a professional to use photography to your business’s advantage. You can take photos of clients’ damaged equipment before and after repair, finished installations for your business website or other workplace needs.

So, how do you better use photography for your company?

Let’s go through how to improve your photography skills for the workplace.

1. Learn Object Photography

When you’re trying to take pictures of computer parts, it’s important to understand object photography. A lot of what goes into object photography is arranging different elements.

For good object photography, you’ll need a camera with good macro settings. You need to be able to show off tiny details, especially if you’re photographing tiny objects like computer chips.

Try out different lenses, and see what works best with your studio and the objects that you’re working with. 

2. Know How to Edit

To take the best photos you can, you’ll need to be skilled in the post-production process. So, start learning how to start editing photography, and try out different photo editing software.

If the original background is too busy, you can remove background from image and add in a more neutral one. 

This is especially useful for placing the image in reports, presentations and using them on your business website.

You’ll also need to ensure that your computer can run the software properly. As you likely already work with computers, you’ll have a step up when it comes to updating hardware or software to run properly.

3. Photography Lighting Is Key

Particularly when you’re taking product photos, your lighting needs to be on point. You want your products to look your best.

And, if you’re photographing computer parts, you’ll need to ensure that your potential customers will actually be able to see the parts properly so that they’ll know they’re getting what they’re looking for.

So, take the time to learn about lighting before you start shooting.

Very often, more lighting from wide source gives a better result. Shadows can be a problem.

If you have ever seen professional, you will know they often use many lights or a large reflector (a bit like a car windscreen reflective sun shade) which causes the light to bounce around and give a broader light source.

Direct sunlight can give brightly lit parts and dark shadows.

So try to light the object in your workplace better and it will give a better photograph.

There are different gels you can use to change the temperature of your shot. And, how you position your lights will play a huge role in how the final image turns out.

4. Experiment With Different Angles and Perspectives

Just because you’re using photography for a specific purpose, doesn’t mean you can’t be creative about it. Try shooting your shots from a distance, or take extreme close-ups.

With your digital device you can take many photos so just take a moment more to try different perspectives. more photos mean more choice when you select for your needs later.

You don’t want to misrepresent any products you’re displaying, but you can still play with the mood and the tone of your images.

5. Be Patient and Keep Practicing

It takes a long time to become a great photographer, especially when you’re trying to use it in a specialized way.

So, you want to make sure that you don’t get frustrated and give up. Take the time to practice your craft, and be patient with yourself.

You can also look into classes or online tutorials to help you out.

The more you take photos, the more ways you will find it useful and the better you will get.

Strengthen Your Workplace Photography Skills Today

We’ve touched on subjects that could assist your photography in the workplace before, during and after the activity. They include set up you can consider for your equipment beforehand, things you can do when you actually take the photos and activities to help like editing after you have taken them.

With these tips, you’ll be able to use your photography skills to make your business stronger and your products easier to sell.

Do you want to learn more about different kinds of photography, computers, and so much more? Some of our other posts may be helpful to you.

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Jeff

Jeff (Surname withheld for family privacy) is an engineer with over 26 years experience. He first learned to program in Fortran 77! See the 'About Us' for more.

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