This Instructable is a series of tips and basic photography techniques for automatic and manual mode, which will result in great pictures that you can show off to your friends and family!
Following these techniques will allow any person to take professional pictures such as the one below! All you need to do is understand the many features of cameras, as well as decide certain placement for your subject. Putting all of these things together can greatly improve your photography skills.
Step 1: Rule of Thirds
This is a basic photography technique called Rule-Of-Thirds. This is simply dividing your image canvas into thirds, both vertically and horizontally. The main purpose for Rule-Of-Thirds, is to place the subject at the intersection of the horizontal and vertical lines.
Over 200 years ago, professional photographers, and even painters, figured out that your eyes don't focus on the middle of a photo. They actually tend to gravitate towards the areas marked below.
Try taking some simple pictures in which you position your subject in these special areas of the image canvas. When following the Rule-Of-Thirds, your image becomes much more attractive and eye-catching.
However, there are certain instances when placing a subject directly in the middle may be more effective. The difference between using the Rule-Of-Thirds and just placing the subject anywhere, depends on the photographer and how he/she wishes to have their photograph.
Experiment with the same subject, except different postions on the image canvas. Different subject positions can change the way a photograph looks more than you may think.