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How to take a great photo

 

Tips for taking good photos:

 

Get Closer

 

Mover closer to your subject! Use the zoom lens to get closer.

 

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How to take a great photo - close up image 2

 

For really close-up shots use Macro Mode. Manual Focus Image

 

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IMPORTANT! When taking close-ups of people and animals, make sure you turn off the FLASH! Flash Image.jpg

 

 

 

Composition

 

Think composition. Try not to centre your main subject. Apply the Rule of Thirds.

 

 

 

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Orientation

 

Think vertical. Take “portrait” (vs. landscape) type photos for vertical-based subjects (people, trees, flowers, etc.).

 

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Lighting

 

Working with lighting. The best quality photos are taken outdoors. If you have to take a photo indoors, remember that your flash is only good up to 10 feet distance.

 

 

People and Pets

 

Photographing people. Once again, move closer to people when taking their photo. People doing activities make good photos. For portraits, “head and shoulder” shots are the best (crop the feet out).

For creative photos, try photographing above or below your subject. Get on your hands and knees, typically not at “eye-level,” for those award winning shots.

 

When photographing animals, look your subject in the eyes. (Compare the meerkat images below)

 

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You may also be interested in:

 

How to choose the right camera

 

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