#1: Move in closerEach time you spot a subject, snap a shot and then move incloser for a better shot. Having your subject almost fill theframe helps your viewer understand and appreciate yourphoto. Also, details are often more interesting than an overallview.Keep moving in closer until you are sure the photo willsuccessfully represent your subject. Becomes better by moving in closerCaptured too far away
#2: Be QuickIf it is at all possible that your subject may move, bolt, fly away, stopsmiling, or just get tired of waiting for you to take the picture, shootonce right away.Practice getting quicker and quicker to the draw.Do not worry about taking too many pictures and do not wait untilyoure absolutely certain all the knobs and buttons are in theircorrect position.Motto to remember: “Shoot First, Ask Questions Later”
#3: Compose Your Picture With Care Rule of Thirds is put to use by dividing the rectangularEven if you dont plan on selling shape of your scene intoyour photo to the nine smaller rectangles like so:Smithsonian, make every effortto keep it balanced andbeautiful. On one level oranother, everyone respondsbetter to a picture that has allelements in balance.Strive to lead the eye along aninteresting path through thephoto, with the use of stronglines or patterns.•Keep the horizon level; Composing picture and applying rule of thirds You add a great deal of dramatic•Crop out extra elements that interest by placing your subject atyou are not interested in (moreon this is the next tip); any of the four points where the lines cross.•Consciously place your subjectwhere you think it most belongsrather than just accepting itwherever it happens to land inthe photo;•Play with perspective so that alllines show a pattern or lead theeye to your main subject;•Work with the Rule of Thirds.
#4: Select and Focus onyour SubjectPractice shooting with different apertures and monitorthe results afterwards to learn how depth-of-fieldaffects your photo.You will find that a smaller depth-of-field (and smallerf-stop #) focuses all the attention upon your subject.This is great for taking a picture of your subject as itstand s out against a blurry background. You will also want to become familiar with the way your camera focuses. If it is a simple point and shoot camera, you will likely indicate which part of the picture to focus on by following these steps: 1.Aim so the object you want in sharp focus is in the center of the viewfinder. 2.Press the shutter button down half-way and hold it. 3.Move your camera until you have the composition you like best (see tip #3). 4.Press the button down the rest of the way to take the picture.
#5: Watch the WeatherLook outside and decide whether or not you aregoing to want to have the sky in your picture.If its overcast, simply keep the sky out of yourpictures as much as possible. This is usually thebest way to avoid both muted tones in yoursubject and washed-out skies in yourbackground. You might also find black andwhite pictures of an overcast day more pleasingthan color.When the day is beautiful, go ahead and makethe most of it.