Introduction: How to Take a Great Photograph.
In this instructable you will learn how to take great photos!
Step 1: Hold Still!
The first step is to not have what i like to call "el shaky hand". If you do have it, like me, you need something to rest the camera on, if i don't have a tripod with me i kneel down on one knee and rest my elbow on the other knee. If you need to be higher than that a pole or tree to lean on is good enough.
At Circuit City you can find tripods for about $10-$20.
Step 2: Angles
If your take an up-close picture of something small try and make it look bigger by trying to "get under the object". Take pictures in the objects level.
Step 3: To Flash or Not to Flash!
Use the flash only when you absolutely must! (ex. If you are taking a picture of an animal that keeps moving and you have to time to add other lighting.) Using the flash can wash out pictures and add shininess where you might not want it.
To add existing light to a picture open some blinds or turn a lamp or two on.
The picture is another example, my cat was sleeping in a funny position and went to open the blinds but she woke up, so I had to take the picture before she moved, having to use the flash.
Step 4: The Rule of Thirds.
If you "cut" the picture into a 3x3 grid and use this technique to your advantage you can make great photos! make an imaginary # when taking pictures. This is known as the rule of thirds.
Step 5: Blurs
If you keep getting blurry pictures you might need to try to hold the camera stiller or use a "Action" setting if you have one on your camera.
On the other hand blurs can have dramatic effects on pictures, so they can be good.
Step 6: Colors
Different forms of one picture can change a lot, like between Greyscale(black and white) and regular colors.
It sets a mood, greyscale being more serious/sad and bright colors add joy
Step 7: Landscape
Landscape photos are wonderful! When taking a picture of landscape (ex. of a mountain or waterfall)have something closer in the picture to show Depth.
Step 8: Get Close!
Close ups make wonderful professional style pictures
Step 9: End.
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