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Tips For Taking Better
DENTON — Whether
film or digital, shutterbugs will be shooting thousands of photographs
this holiday season. Some will be using cameras they’ve had
for years and others will be using new cameras received as a gift.
Regardless of his or
her experience behind the camera, every photographer wants to take
the best photograph possible. Instructors with the Texas Woman’s
University Department of Visual Arts, which offers degrees in fine
art photography, offered some tips on taking better photos.
- First, slow down.
Take time to arrange your photo and examine every aspect of what’s
in the viewfinder. Look for telephone poles, tree branches and
other objects poking out of people’s heads and rearrange
the shot to eliminate those objects.
- Second, fill the frame
with your subject. You’re taking a photo of that person
or object for a reason. Don’t let her or it get lost in
the photo by taking the shot from too far away. Placing the person
or object larger in the photo also gives the viewer something
to focus on.
- Third, if people you’re
going to photograph look uncomfortable, make small talk with them
to get them to relax and feel more comfortable. Also, if you’re
uncomfortable and tense it will show in your subject. If you’re
at ease, your subject will relax and photograph better.
- Fourth, keep the light
to your back. If the light is behind your subject, you’re
going to get a silhouette effect. The best time to shoot photos
of people outdoors is during the morning or evening light to avoid
deep shadows under the eyes. However, you also can use your flash
outdoors to fill in shadows.
- Fifth, shoot more
than one frame of your subject. Taking more than one frame allows
you to get slightly different expressions on a person’s
face and helps ensure that his or her eyes aren’t closed
in every photo. It also gives you several shots to choose from
for you photo album.
- Sixth, have fun and
enjoy using your camera. When you feel comfortable with the camera,
experiment with different lighting, backgrounds and settings.
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