Taking a picture is about a lot more than just grabbing a camera and clicking a button. Taking a picture is all about capturing moments and emotions, as well as relationships, and making memories to look back on later or share with others.
While subjects and the emotions they want to convey – or the situation they want to remember, in some cases – are the most important aspects to take into consideration when taking a picture, things like lighting, location and context should also be kept in mind when taking pictures, as they will make all the difference between getting a good picture – one that makes you happy and actually brings up fond memories – or one you want to bury or even scrap/delete altogether.
Curious about how to take the perfect 21st century best friend picture? Then read on to find out more about all of these tricks and ideas. Better yet, call your best friend over and read this article together, so you can start practicing for your next photoshoot right away and get perfect shots every single time without fail from now on.
Best friend pictures are very special. They represent a relationship that is very unique, as it is not forged by blood but rather life and genuine empathy. On top of that, they also represent a particular moment and stage of your life, which is why they usually bring up fond memories.
The pictures you take with your best friend can be a lot like a visual chronicle of your life, as they will show you at different ages and phases of your relationship. They will also allow you to look back on past fashions and trends, and how both of your styles, as well as technology and photography trends, evolve over the years.
With the added aspect of social media thrown into the mix, best friend pictures have never been more popular. However, there is a new pressure associated with taking pictures nowadays, since they aren’t kept in boxes and albums anymore, but rather posted online for virtually everyone to see.
So how do you take a picture that is not only representative of you, your best friend and the love you have for each other, but also but is also Instagram, Tiumblr or Snapshat-worthy? There are actually a lot of simple yet effective ways to accomplish that.
21st century best friend pictures are all about the props and accessories you use. In fact, you can even get a great best friend picture without ever showing your face if you take a shot of your matching bracelets or shoes, for instance.
If you do want to fully appear in the picture, however, you should know that composition and timing are essential. A pair of matching smiles just won’t do anymore, unless you are 5 years old and inherently cute. Smiling is nice, sure, but getting caught in the middle of an inner joke will look much more natural and attract a lot more likes than a stiff shot that looks more formal than candid.