Photography Tips

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11 Photography tips aimed at helping you take better pictures. This presentation covers composition, lighting, filters and more.

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Photography Tips

  1. 1. Photography Tips<br />A few tips for capturing quality photos<br />
  2. 2. 1. The Rule of Thirds<br />A picture can be divided up into thirds. The important elements should be placed where these lines intersect. <br />
  3. 3. 1. The Rule of Thirds<br />
  4. 4. 1. The Rule of Thirds<br />
  5. 5. You can also arrange areas into bands occupying a third or place things along an imaginary line.<br />
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  12. 12. 2. Warm Up Those Tones<br /> For outdoor portraits and sunny landscapes change the white balance:<br />Auto Cloudy<br />Auto Landscape<br />
  13. 13. 2. Warm Up Those Tones<br />Use the Landscape mode on the camera:<br />
  14. 14. 2. Warm Up Those Tones<br />Add punch to your images with a <br />polarizing filter.<br />Try using a pair of quality sunglasses. <br />Simply put them in front on your lens. <br />
  15. 15. The left picture was shot normally without any filtration.<br />The right picture was shot with a polarizing filter.<br />Note the enhanced colors and deeper sky tones.<br />(Nikon D70s, polarize filter, Program mode)<br />
  16. 16. (Nikon D70s, polarize filter, auto mode)<br />
  17. 17. (Nikon D70s, no filter, auto mode)<br />
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  20. 20. 3. Outdoor Portraits That Shine<br />Use the fill flash or flash on mode.<br />Position the subject so the sun illuminates the hair from the side or the back.<br />Put the subject in the shade under a tree, then use the flash to illuminate the subject.<br />
  21. 21. By manually selecting the fill flash or changing angles, the flash fills in the dark foreground. <br />(Nikon D70S, auto, flash on)<br />
  22. 22. 4. Macro Madness<br />Auto: Select macro mode and turn off the flash.<br />
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  24. 24. Nature looks much different, and sometimes more <br />compelling, at close range.(Nykon D70s, auto, macro, flash off) <br />
  25. 25. My finger helps to show perspective.<br />
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  33. 33. It’s hard to believe that those beautiful flowers came from here.<br />
  34. 34. 5. Horizon Line Mayhem<br />Be aware that it's important to capture your images as level as possible.<br />Take a picture, reposition<br />Practice level framing your shots<br />
  35. 35. Look for nature's horizontal lines and use them as guides. You can use the line where the sky meets the horizon as your level.<br />
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  37. 37. 6. Massive Media Card/Batteries<br />Additional memory card<br />3 megapixel camera……..256MB card <br />4 megapixel camera……..512MB card<br />6 megapixel and up……...1GB card<br />Extra battery<br />
  38. 38. 7. High Rez All the Way<br />Use highest resolution<br />Use highest quality compression<br />Best for printing or cropping<br />
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  43. 43. 8. Tolerable Tripod<br /> Close ups<br />Camera timer<br /> Slow shutter speed<br />(Shooting at night)<br /> UltraPod II by Pedco (ranges from $15 to $25)<br />
  44. 44. 9. Self Timer<br /><ul><li>The missing photographer syndrome</li></ul>Flash on<br />Auto focus can work but it is best to focus on someone or something<br /><ul><li>Long exposures</li></li></ul><li>The world is leaning left!<br />What’s important up here?<br />Where did our feet go?<br />
  45. 45. 10. Slow Motion Water<br />This was shot in Auto mode but…<br />
  46. 46. You can create motion in a still with moving water by mounting your camera on a tripod and slowing the shutter.<br />
  47. 47. You can create motion in a still with moving water by mounting your camera on a tripod and slowing the shutter.<br />
  48. 48. 11. Watch for “moments”<br />There are times when things happen so quickly, there isn’t time to tweak any settings.<br />Use the auto mode so you can concentrate on capturing the moment.<br />
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  52. 52. Have fun <br />taking pictures!!!<br />
  53. 53. Irfanviewhttp://www.irfanview.com<br />Windows:<br />Picasa http://www.picasa.google.com<br />Xee<br />http://wakaba.c3.cx/s/apps/xee.html<br />Macintosh:<br />Digital Photography Review:<br />http://www.dpreview.com/<br />

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