January 5, 2011

#1 - Shoot more photos.

"Shoot more photos." I know., right? You’re staggered by the revelation.

Simple it is, but you’d be surprised by how many people have forgotten the camera at home. Or have dead batteries. Or who rely on the Blackberry cam to take top quality snapshots.

Grab your camera, keep it charged and shoot as many photos as you possibly can. The more you shoot, the better possibility you'll take a great picture – and the more you can learn from those that didn’t turn out so well.

Shoot extra to compensate for everything from blinking eyes in portraits to a confused autofocus in landscapes -- even a grumpy nine-year-old on the end of the couch. Try different modes on your camera or shooting from different perspectives. Make note of a great angle or a nifty thing your flash did – and remember it when you’re in a similar situation on another day.

Thinking about what you’re shooting and what your camera does in different situation helps you get to know your camera better. And when you know what your camera is capable of, you’re one frame closer to taking the perfect shot.

What To Do
  • Shoot more and remember what works.
  • Try different modes, angles, flash/no flash.
  • Taking a portrait? Shoot both a horizontal or a vertical version.

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