- Hold your camera steady and drepress the shutter release button smoothly, so not to move the camera while the picture is being taken.
- This is particularly important when taking photographs in lower light conditions (Some digital cameras have "image stabilization" function which can help).
- Fill the frame! Move in closer or use the zoom.
- Scan the viewfinder for objects you don't want, move or zoom to remove them.
- Try changing the angle and zoom to change the background.
- Try different angles. Crouch, lie down or stand on something.
- Including objects in the foreground adds depth to a scene and leads the eye.
- Use fill-in flash for outside portraits - it softens shadows.
- Try a panorama shot or take a sequence of pictures which join/overlap (Some digital cameras have this function built-in).
- Beware of bright skies or backgrounds. Use the cameras exposure lock or compensation dial.
- Beware off-centre subjects with autofocus cameras. Use focus lock if available.
- Remember: Flash only has a short range! Most compact cameras upto 3 ~ 6M with ISO 400 film
- When shooting portraits focus on the subjects eyes.
- Experiment. Try breaking some of the rules...
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