- Lock the Focus:
· Center the subject.
· Press the shutter button half way down.
· Re-frame your picture (while still holding the shutter button.)
· Finish by pressing the shutter button all the way down.
- Watch the Light:
· Great light makes great pictures. Study the light in your pictures.
· For people pictures, choose the soft lighting of cloudy days. Avoid overhead sunlight that casts harsh shadows across faces.
· For scenic pictures, use the long shadows and color of early and late daylight.
- Be a Picture Director:
· Take an extra minute and become a picture director, not just a passive picture-taker.
· Add some props, rearrange your subjects, or try a different view point.
· Bring your subjects together and let their personalities shine. Then watch your pictures dramatically improve.
- Use a Plain Background:
· Before taking a picture, check the area behind your subject.
· Lookout for trees or poles sprouting from your subjects head.
· A cluttered background will be distracting while a plain background will emphasize your subject.
- Move in Close:
· To create impactful pictures, move in close and fill your picture with the subject .
· Move a few steps closer or use the zoom until the subject fills the viewfinder. You will eliminate background distractions and show off the details in your subject.
· For small objects, use the camera’s macro or flower’ mode to get sharp close-ups.
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