The first rule may seem obvious, but it’s surprising how many people overlook the basics. It’s simple, but the key to any great shot is a clean lens and finding the right composition. And to do that, you should always have a small microfibre cloth handy to get rid of any dirt or dust your lens might’ve picked up from your pocket or bag. Once your lens is clean, it’s time to frame your shot. Turn on gridlines in your camera settings to help line up important elements in the photo and find the best composition. The gridlines can help you pin point key features in your shot. Follow the rule of thirds and line up points of interest where the gridlines intersect to find the right frame for your photo.
But remember, rules are also made to be broken. Experiment with symmetry and find unusual angles to add a point of difference to your shot and help it stand out in a sea of social posts.