Take photos like the pros!
Here are a few top tips to help you on your way to
taking that perfect shot...
If it is at all possible that your subject may
move, bolt, fly away, stop smiling, or just get tired of waiting
for you to take the picture, shoot once right away.
Check what light you’re working with
Which way are the shadows falling? Unless you
want a silhouette effect, it's generally best to shoot with the sun
Watch the weather
If it's overcast, simply keep the sky out of
your pictures as much as possible. This is usually the best way to
avoid both muted tones in your subject and washed-out skies in your
background. You might also find black and white pictures of an
overcast day more pleasing than color.
When the day is beautiful, go ahead and make
the most of it.
Keep your camera with you
Sometimes the best photo opportunities come
when you least expect it. If you can take your camera out and about
regularly – you might be able to take advantage of some of those
Practice makes perfect!
Try to photograph something every day. If you
can’t do that, make sure you take time to practice regularly, so
you don’t forget what you’ve learned.
Fill the camera's viewfinder or LCD display
with your subject to create pictures with greater impact. Step in
close or use your camera's zoom to emphasize what is important and
exclude the rest.
No need to pose – unposed pictures of people
usually appear more natural and relaxed than posed pictures.
Don’t shoot down on flowers…
Taking a picture of flowers from above will
make them look very average – shoot them from an angle we don’t see
them from everyday.