Taking and sharing the perfect shot

Make the most of the scene or subject that you are trying to capture by the way you take and share your photos.

Landscape or square shape not portrait - as that makes the most of the space

Focus - learn how to get your camera to focus on the most important thing whether a face, the foreground or whatever.

Composition - as well as the subject of your photo, fill the frame with interesting foreground and background. Make the most of every pixel.

Rule of thirds - divide the frame into a grid of thirds. Use the lines to compose the shot. Put the horizon on one of the horizontal lines. Or position your subject in one of the ‘hot spots’ where the horizontal and vertical lines meet.

On bright days, have the sun behind you and on your subject. Morning or evening light is kindest. If indoors, light from the side makes an interesting photo.

A bad photo can ruin a good scene - take the best possible photo you can of a person, place, object or process. If it is not a great shot then think twice before sharing.

Take more photos than you think you need. Always have a variety of shots of the same scene and you can use the best shot for the job - whether for social media, a PowerPoint or a printed article.

Take more photos than you think you need. Always have a variety of shots of the same scene and you can use the best shot for the job - whether for social media, a PowerPoint or a printed article.

Brand promotion - your photos can include logos as a way of illustrating the involvement of companies or organisations. Tag them in the photos when sharing on social media. This may increase the likelihood of them sharing your social media post. 

Credit where due - if someone else took and owns the photo you are sharing on social media then make sure you have permission to use it and credit them.