Photo Tips by xla15480


									             Tips for
           better photos

Keep Your Camera Ready          Look For Good Lighting
Get Close                       Hold Your Camera Steady
Keep People Busy                Use Your Flash
Use A Simple Background         Vary Your Angle
Place The Subject Off-Center
Include Foreground In Scenics             Click on a topic

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               Keep Your Camera Ready
                How many once-in-a-lifetime pictures
                have you missed because you didn’t have
                your camera with you? It’s easy to avoid
                that frustration by keeping a camera

Spontaneous moments make
priceless pictures. To capture
them you need a camera with
you. If your regular camera is
too large, consider a low-cost
pocket-sized camera as a
                 As a general rule, the closer you get to the
                 subject, the better your pictures will be.
                 Getting close eliminates distracting,
                 unnecessary backgrounds and the shows
                 the subject clearly.

                        Get Close
Think about showing just enough of
the scene to make the picture clear
and interesting. Be sure to check
your camera manual to learn the
closest distance at which distance your
camera will take sharp pictures.
                        Keep People Busy
                    When photographing people, keep them
                    busy! Your pictures will have a feeling
                    of lively spontaneity.

Avoid stiff, static poses, prompt
your subjects to be active. Their
expressions will be more relaxed
and natural.
Use A Simple Background
    A simple background focuses attention
    on the subject and makes clear, strong
    pictures. Take control and move your
    subject or your camera to find a
    simple, uncluttered background.

   Place The Subject Off-Center
                     There is nothing wrong with
                     placing the subject in the center
                     of your viewfinder. However,
                     placing the subject off-center
                     can make the composition more
                     dynamic and interesting to the

                     Try using the
                     “Rule of Thirds.”

The Rule Of Thirds                       Index
         Include Foreground In Scenics
                                                 When taking scenic pictures,
                                                 try including objects in the
                                                 foreground. Elements in the
                                                 foreground add a sense of
                                                 distance, depth, and

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Look For Good Lighting
 Good lighting can make your pictures
 more interesting, colorful, dimen-
 sional, and flattering to the subject.
 Strong sunlight is only one of many
 types of good lighting.

      Many people are surprised to
      learn that cloudy, overcast
      days provide the best lighting
      for pictures of people. Bright
      sun makes people squint, and it
      throws harsh shadows. On
      overcast days, the light is soft
      and flattering to faces. (sunset is
      actually best)

Hold Your Camera Steady
    Sometimes good pictures are missed
    by overlooking the basics. Holding the
    camera steady is vital for sharp, clear
    pictures. When you push the shutter
    button, press it gently rather than
    jabbing it. Even slight camera move-
    ment can rob your pictures of sharp-
    ness. Use a brace to steady your arm
    or use tripod, if available.

                              Use Your Flash
           You can improve your pictures by using your
           flash. It provides extra light when you need
           it, especially indoors, and it freezes action
           for sharp pictures.

Flash can improve pictures
outdoors. Using “Fill-Flash”
outdoors will soften shadows
and brighten colors.

                              Vary Your Angle
Good pictures usually depend on selecting the proper point of view.
You may only need to move your camera a few inches of a few feet
to change the composition decidedly.

                       Using a low angle to photograph active
                       people further animates them to
                       reinforce the sense of movement.

                        By choosing an unusual
                        viewpoint, the photo-
More Examples           graher made a striking
                        image of a commonly
                        photographed landmark.
                        Vary Your Angle
                         The photographer pointed the
                         camera down from a high vantage
                         point to capture this unusual
                         design of cars and pavement.

                Where you place the
                horizon can alter the
                mood of a photo.

                Also notice the that
                the center line leads
                you into the photo.
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        “Rule of Thirds
To understand the rule of
thirds, imagine two horizontal
lines cutting the picture into
thirds. Then imagine two
vertical lines cutting the
same picture into thirds
vertically. The intersections
of these imaginary lines
suggest four possible options
for placing the center of
interest for a pleasing

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