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How to Take Better Pictures-Part 6

By · October 8, 2010 · Comments (0)

Expressions The most endearing part of any photograph of people is the expression. All other elements may fail, and we still love the photograph because of the expression. Getting a great expression is often the hardest part of taking portraits.  There are so many factors that come into play.  This skill takes time to develop […]

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How to Take Better Pictures Part 4

By · September 24, 2010 · Comments (0)

Choose the Right Focal Length The focal length of the lens you select and the aperture you shoot at also affects the look of your photograph. For you techies, I realize that the size of the digital sensor can change the true results of our lenses. I explain focal length multiplier in my article “Getting […]

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How to Take Better Pictures-Part 3

By · September 17, 2010 · Comments (0)

Cropping for Interest Go ahead and cut through the top of a head or hat on someone’s head on purpose.  Look at the magazines, even scenes on television; they do it all of the time.  It adds drama to an image. It draws you to their eyes.  Yes, grandma will exclaim, “You cut her head […]

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How to Take Better Pictures-Part Two

By · September 10, 2010 · Comments (0)

#2 Look Behind Your Subject Many times we notice after the fact that we have a tree trunk, pole, or some other line intersecting the head of our subject.  Take a moment to look past your subject and see what may become a distraction. You may have to move around a bit to find a […]

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How to Take Better Pictures-Part one

By · September 3, 2010 · Comments (0)

Get Closer-Get Lower-Get Higher Most people I observe stand too far away from the subject they are photographing. I am sure that is because they do not want to call attention to themselves; they want to snap a fast picture and not be noticed or be in the way. But I say, “Get closer to […]

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