Do you want to be an excellent photographer? Read on to find out how to take good pictures.

How to Take Good Pictures

Are you a shutterbug? Or do you want to be a shutterbug? Taking good pictures is a creative process that involves having a good camera, precision, knowledge about your subjects, smartness, and, of course, being in the right place at the right time. Photography could either be a hobby, or you could take it up professionally. No matter what the case is, taking good pictures will give you immense satisfaction, and will also capture a precious moment in time and preserve it through the years. While taking good pictures is an art, it is not an art that is impossible to learn and master. Read on for some tips for great photography. 
Tips For Great Photography
Level It!
Always hold your camera almost at the same height as your subject’s eye level to capture the essence of sparkling eyes and lovely smile. While taking pictures of kids or pets ensure that you get down to their level. Don’t force them to gaze at your lens. Allow them to be natural and free. This will add to the appeal of your picture.
Get The Set Up Right!
While clicking pictures watch out for the background! Always avoid cluttered backgrounds as this might distract the attention from your subject. A clear background allows the focus to stay on your subject, thereby emphasizing the picture and improving its effect.
Keep The Flash On
Never forget to keep the flash on, even during outdoor shoots. You can use the flash settings of your camera to improve your pictures. Use it in bright sunlight, especially if the sun is overhead or behind your subject, to avoid darkening of facial features. You can use it on cloudy days to brighten up faces against dull backgrounds.
Get Closer
To make the right impact, move closer to your subject while clicking the picture. Move closer or use zoom until the subject fills the viewfinder. Use macro or flower mode to get a sharp close up of smaller objects.
Most often people tend to focus their subject on the center of the frame. Instead try placing your picture off-center and see the magic happen. Since most cameras focus on whatever is in the center, consider to lock the focus on your subject before re-framing your shot.
Know Your Flash Range
Clicking your picture from beyond the maximum flash range might mar its impact and make your image appear darker than usual. For most cameras, the maximum flash range is about ten feet. Pictures taken beyond that limit might come out as dim and hazy.
Watch The Light
Lights, camera…Well! Only great lights make great pictures. When clicking images of people, stick to the soft lights of cloudy days. To click scenic pictures, use the long shadows and color of early and late daylight. Avoid overhead sunlight as it can dim your picture.
Get Creative
Sometimes it takes a touch of creativity to get that picture perfect shot! Use props or rearrange set ups for that right click. Also try and capture the life in your subjects with a different viewpoint and see your pictures come to life.

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