Tutorial on Quality photography

A Tutorial on Quality photography

Photography is an art that is unique to every individual. Despite its uniqueness, there are certain qualities that make a photo stand out. We all adore a good photo. For quality and marketable photos, you have to adhere to some basic standards. Listed are some of the things that will make your photos great and marketable:


  • A great composition. Your images should use different compositional components. This is a must-have if you want your images to be great. These include but are not limited to leading lines, symmetry, the rule of thirds and unique framing.

  • Emotion. Emotion is what ties us together as human beings. We are drawn to emotion and an image that displays emotion is definitely attractive and marketable. It captures attention in a very admirable way.


  • Clipping paths. They are used to isolate the subject of a photo and are often used in photographs of a subject against a solid background. Clipping paths are not always required but they are a great marketing tool for your images.


  • The right amount of exposure. Images that suggest nudity are not as nearly marketable as those that display partial nudity. People have a sense of respect. Nudity is not accepted in most societies and thus nude images will dent your hopes of getting customers.


  • Size. Bigger images sell better. The average photo dimension should be 2400 pixels but images measuring 4000 pixels and higher are considered as higher quality and thus fetch better prices.


  • Lighting. Excessively dark, dim or poorly lit images are far from what people expect from photography. Blurry photos also don’t appeal to people unless they are artistic effects. Great photos are well lit and glossy in appearance. Flash shadows may appear in an attempt to enhance your photography lighting. They dent image quality and should, therefore, be avoided at all costs. Your images should be in focus as well, revealing detail in clarity.


  • Color. Color photos should have rich and accurate color. Bold and vivid colors are very appealing to customers and thus do a great deal in marketing your images.


  • Photoshop. The ultimate tool for adjusting your images. Level adjustments, color tweaks and use of sharp mask filters on Photoshop make your images lively. These added effects on your photos make them appealing and attractive and thus increase their demand.


Your photos should tell a story, leave something to imagination, capture an iconic moment and maintain uniqueness. All this will do a great deal in enhancing the quality of your photos and in effect fetch you more customers.


A brief look into public domain photography.

If your images are not protected by intellectual property laws such as copyright, trademark or patent laws then they fall under the public domain. Your images may be used by anyone without obtaining your permission. Of note is that, even if your images can be used publicly, collections of the images may be protected by copyright.


Your photos should not contain logos, characters, advertisements and/or graphics that are copyrighted or trademarked. This is illegal and it hinders you from marketing your photos.