There are times when as public relations professionals, we are asked to attend client events and want to get a quick photo to post on social media or to use later as part of a photo caption. Oftentimes these are spur of the moment situations and the responsibility of capturing the moments falls into the PR pros hands. Certainly, we’d rather have the a professional photographer handle it, but in certain instances, there is not a budget to hire a professional photographer.
Whether you are needing to capture a team effort on a volunteer project, the act of donating items for a charity drive or even a quick headshot for a new member of your team to post on social media, you will need to do a good job. This is especially true since the photo may be used by a media outlet, for a website or through some internal communications.
It is important to revisit the basics of capturing a great photo since we often only use cell phones. I am talking about a high resolution, perfectly angled photo taken in flattering light.In today’s #TipForTuesday, learn how to take a great photo.
Examples of good headshots:
Activity photo tips:
Examples of good activity shots:
These are the tips I have learned for how to take a great photo. Feel free to add more to the list.