MR. DIZARD’S CLASS
“I think a photography class should be a
requirement in all educational programs because it
makes you see the world rather than just look at it.”
– Author Unknown
• Take photos that tell a story
• Take photos from different
angles and perspectives
• Move in close
• Look the subject in the eye
• Look for the details in the
scene that will support your
CAPTURE INTERESTING PHOTOS
• Scan the background before you take the photo
• Take photos from different perspectives to change the
emphasis of your photo
• Try zooming in as close as possible for greater impact
• Take many photos so you have more to choose from.
Digital photography allows this with no additional cost
• Use the correct shooting mode
• Portrait mode for close-ups
• Landscape for distance shots
• Use the editing tools in Photoshop to improve your
“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”
WHAT MAKES A GREAT SHOT?
• Anticipate the action so you get the shots you want
• Use your camera’s BURST mode, if it has one so you
can take multiple shots
• Use your tripod’s swivel feature to follow the action.
• Turn off the display’s preview feature so you can take
• Avoid posing children. Try to
capture them naturally
• Make the children feel
comfortable and relaxed
• Try to be discreet
“Buying a Nikon doesn't make you a photographer.
It makes you a Nikon owner “
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