Creative, Alternate Ways To Take Photos

Sometimes, making a few little changes will give you big results with your photos. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Change your point of view: Move the camera around--shoot from the hip, above your head, or even down around your feet--to get a unique look at your subject.

Use a time-delay setting creatively: Take a picture of yourself every day, or take a photo of the same place or setting every day.

Visualize your subject: Keep your camera handy to record events and items that will add interest to your personal blog, like food, your family, even the new puppy.

Just shoot: Don’t worry about composition or framing. Close your eyes and point the camera, and you might be surprised at how beautiful your photos are. Point, shoot, enjoy.

Taking Spontaneous Photos

The best photos are usually the ones you don’t plan for. Be ready, and you can get some amazing shots.

Camera up: Point your camera where action is likely to happen. Keep your viewfinder near your eye and your finger over the shutter button so you’ll be ready for the moment.

Take lots of pictures: The pros know how hard it is to capture great action. That’s why they take hundreds of shots to get one perfect photo. Use your camera’s burst mode to get a series of pictures within seconds of each other.

Get close: 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. Check the manual for your camera’s closest focusing distance.

Be invisible: Try to fit into the environment, so that your subjects don’t get self-conscious. Try shooting some images with your camera at waist level to avoid drawing attention to it.

Photo credits: Edward J Bock 111, Rolffimages.


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