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Icon 1 posted April 19, 2009 13:06      Profile for fs   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I saw these 10 Top Photography Composition Rules via Lifehacker.

I take terrible pictures, so any tips are really appreciated. I know there are several amateur photographers here; what tricks do you guys use to take good photos?

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Icon 1 posted April 19, 2009 13:51      Profile for Bibo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I like to play with the Depth of Filed, here's an example:

http://twitpic.com/3m7v4

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Rule #11: when taking pictures through bedroom windows at night, remember to disable the flash.

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Framing is everything, try to crop out extra crap around the subject that will clutter or otherwise distract away from the subject. you can crop afterward of course, but you will end up with more image data if you get the framing just so when you hit the shutter.

Also make use of lines or other features to lead the eye toward the subject.

also try changing the height of the camera, taking the photo kneeling or prone will significantly change the perspective [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by Bibo:
I like to play with the Depth of Filed, here's an example:

http://twitpic.com/3m7v4

gaaa! I'm sure that is quite an impressive technique, but it drives me crazy that one of the two frogs in the picture is alwyas out of focus. It is ok to have a background out of focus but not a subject.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Rule #11: when taking pictures through bedroom windows at night, remember to disable the flash.

And a tripod, or stiff hands, or Image Stabilization.

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quote:
Originally posted by Bibo:
I like to play with the Depth of Filed, here's an example:

http://twitpic.com/3m7v4

Neat! I think visually, I prefer the one where the focus is on the frog in the front. (I wonder how my camera focuses... I just leave it on "auto" all the time.)

I do have a tip of my own though... when taking pictures of cats, use the "action" setting. [Wink]

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