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Basic Digital Photography - Which_Way_to_Hold_the_Camera

By Christine Peppler

As an amateur, most people will pick up the camera and hold it in the typical lateral position for nearly every shot. This "landscape" orientation often produces very acceptable images but in some instances, turning the camera on end for a "portrait" shot is the better choice. For those with very limited experience with their digital camera the decision as to which orientation to use can be confusing.

Certainly, photographers can get quite creative and take shots of people at a variety of angles to provide greater interest. Experimentation is not to be discouraged. However, for more reliable results, the traditional orientation of portrait or landscape is typically recommended for beginners. Which way the digital camera should be oriented generally depends on one of two things: the subject's position or the movement of the subject.

One of the basic rules of photography is to focus on the subject and to reduce the appearance of other items in the frame which will distract from the subject within the image. Sometimes orienting the camera differently will allow the photographer to eliminate the distractions without stepping in closer or cropping the image later. For instance, if the subject is a person standing, most often the orientation of the camera should be portrait. This will result in fewer distracting details showing up to the left and right of the person standing in the picture. However, if this same person is reclining, the orientation of the picture should generally be landscape. This will eliminate more of the dead space or distracting items from above or below the subject.

Another example would be in nature shots. If the subject of focus is a single tree, a portrait orientation would be effective in reducing some of the extraneous objects to the left and right of the subject. On the other hand, if the subject to be captured is a gradually sloping mountain or the front and side of a covered bridge, a landscape orientation would be more appropriate.

The movement of the subject is the other factor that should be considered when determining which way the camera should be held. If the subject is moving left to right, a landscape orientation is more often the optimal choice but if movement is upward or downward, portrait orientation often works best.

For example, if the subject of a picture is to be a dog walking along a line of rail road tracks and the photographer wishes to capture the movement looking down the track off into the horizon, a portrait orientation best demonstrates the movement. However, in the same scene, if the aim is to show the animal moving horizontally, versus off into the horizon, a landscape orientation would be preferable. In this case, it is not only the subject but the direction of movement of that subject that determines how the image will be best captured.

As with any rule, there are instances where these traditional guidelines can be violated with great results. However, in most instances adhering to these guidelines will allow the beginning photographer to capture images with their digital camera that they will be proud to display.

Readers can learn more about using and selecting a digital camera through information available at the author's online home electronics store, homemedias.info. Visitors to her site can also shop for products or participate in the consumer forum.

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Simple_Tips_for_Taking_Better_Photos
By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Dana_Larson]Dana Larson

Take better photos and add exciting artistic effects to your photos using HP digital cameras. These can be edited using in-camera design gallery features.

1) Using the sun to light your photos
Natural sunlight provides some of the best lighting for great shots with more detail and vivid colors. Be careful:

bulletReally bright sunlight casts harsh shadows
bulletOverhead sunlight can wash out detail in faces

Tip: For best results, avoid taking photos when the sun is directly overhead. This can cause harsh shadows. Also, try to shoot with the sun behind you. This prevents loss of detail caused by bright light.

2) Get creative on gray days
Less-than-ideal weather conditions won't keep you from getting that perfect shot. Cloudy skies produce unique photos:

bulletGet interesting highlights with enhanced mood
bulletMake colors pop in contrast to the gray sky

Tip: Shooting in the rain can be fun, but be careful not to damage your camera. You can waterproof your camera by wrapping it in a plastic bag and cutting a hole for the lens to poke through.

3) Capture breathtaking evening photos
The key to great night photos is turning off your flash. Just follow these guidelines:

bulletSet shutter speed slower to let in enough light
bulletStay steady, slow shutter speeds blur photos
bulletUse a tripod or place camera on stationary surface

Tip: Place your camera on a tripod and set its shot timer so there's no risk of your camera moving when you press the trigger.

4) Golden Hour - A great time for some photo magic
Sunrise and sunset are what photographers call the "golden hour" or "magic hour." Photos taken at these times are rich and dramatic:

bulletGet "golden" light instead of blinding midday sun
bulletYour photos will have warm and inviting colors

Tip: Using the golden hour is especially good for people shots so you avoid harsh shadows on faces caused by midday sun. Experiment with angles and zoom to find the perfect balance of light.

5) Get more effective flash photos
The flash is a great tool if you know how to get the most of it. The key is keeping your distance:

bulletYour camera's flash has a range of about 10 feet
bulletToo far? Your photo will be too dark
bulletToo close? Bright light blows out detail

Tip: The best way to avoid overexposed flash photos is to step back and zoom in to your subject. This way, the flash is a good distance from your subject, but you still get your close-up.

6) Keep annoying "red-eye" out of your photos
The flash reflecting off the retina of your subject's eyes is what causes the common problem of red-eye. Reduce red-eye by following these guidelines:

bulletMove outdoors or into brighter light
bulletHave your subject avoid looking directly into the lens

Tip: Many HP cameras offer in camera automatic red-eye removal.

7) Move your subject for more compelling photos
You don't have to center your subject in every photo you shoot. Create more visual interest by using the Rule of Thirds:

bulletDivide your photo into a tic-tac-toe grid
bulletPlace the main "interest" at grid intersections
bulletUse photo software to crop later if necessary

Tip: You don't always get the perfect shot to begin with, so keeping the Rule of Thirds in mind, try cropping your photo after you've shot it using HP Photosmart Essential software for the same effect.

8) Change the angle and create more impact
The difference between a good photo and a great photo is sometimes just a matter of how you approach it.

bulletChange the camera angle for creative shots
bulletMove your camera in relation to the subject
bulletZoom in or out to change the composition

Tip:Try these ideas to get a different perspective when you take a photo:

bulletHold your camera at arm's length above your head
bulletLie on the ground
bulletGet very close to your subject

9) Add more visual appeal to your shots
Sometimes the best way to draw attention to your center of interest is to create a frame around it.

bulletA "frame" helps the subject stand out
bulletAdd drama, depth and interest
bulletUse scenic elements like trees or other objects

Tip: Once you've situated your subject in the area where you want to shoot, always view your subject from several different angles to locate objects you can use to frame your photo. Use scenic elements like trees or other objects

10) Add depth and create interest with lines
Create interesting perspective and enhance ordinary shots by using straight or curved lines within the frame.

bulletLines lead the eye to the center of interest
bulletLook for brick walls, sidewalks, fences, and edges
bulletShoot lines at an angle for unique shots

Tip: Get creative with lines in your photo. Position your subject at a corner where a fence intersects, or use a long sidewalk to "point" to your subject.

11) The right background makes a better photo
Backgrounds can play a huge role in how interesting your photo is. Consider these points when choosing a background:

bulletWatch for clutter and other distracting elements
bulletDon't use a busy or competing background
bulletRemove objects that connect to the subject

Tip: Watch out for items in the background that might look odd when photographed, like a lamp post sticking out behind someone's head.

Learn how to take better photos with these tips and digital photography techniques. [http://www.hp.com/united-states/consumer/digital_photography/buying_guides/digital_camera_f.html]HP digital cameras provide in-camera design gallery features that can make any photo exciting and interesting.

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Choosing_a_Digital_Camera

By Don D Roberts

Choosing a digital camera can be a very frustrating and time consuming experience with so many makes and models to choose from including Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Sony, Panasonic and others. Although the most significant feature when choosing a digital camera is the number of megapixels, which determines the quality of your photos, it is not the only consideration when choosing a digital camera. Items to take into consideration when choosing a camera are cost, resolution, exposure control, type of memory card, and batteries.

The first thing to do is to determine how much you are willing to spend on your camera. You will more than likely find what you are looking for within almost any budget minus certain features, of course.

The hardest decision to make is that of the resolution to choose. A digital photograph is made up of thousands of pixels (little squares); the more pixels per inch, the better quality the photograph. A megapixel is the term used for a million pixels - and the more megapixels an imaging sensor has, the higher the camera's potential resolution. Your budget will be a consideration when choosing the resolution of your camera. Generally, the more you spend the higher resolution camera you can buy.

After considering cost and resolution, exposure control is the next big decision when purchasing a digital camera. Exposure values (and meter modes) may seem a little intimidating, but you can pretty much assume you'll have the basic assortment of meter modes. Most extended zoom cameras offer full exposure controls, so you can customize settings to fit your preferences. These modes help the camera determine the correct exposure (or best compromise) for tricky compositions, such as a backlit subject.

The next item to consider is the type of media card your camera will use. Media Cards are (in most cameras) the storage or memory card that holds the images until they are loaded onto your computer. Those that use proprietary card formats are often more expensive and less available than more standard card types such as Compact Flash or SD/MMD cards. If your digital camcorder and PDA all use the Secure Digital memory card, this may be a major deciding factor when purchasing a digital camera. Why buy a digital camera with a different format when you can switch the card with electronics you already own? When considering memory cards, you should buy the largest capacity you can afford: the higher capacity cards, while expensive, are cheaper than buying two cards of the next-lower capacity.

If you are a frequent shooter and your camera takes AAA batteries, you will blow through them. Digital cameras use a lot of power, so get rechargeable batteries. Finally, you'll definitely want to buy a battery charger and a couple of sets of batteries to go with it.

The basics of choosing a digital camera are to know your budget, know what type of pictures you want to take and how you intend to use the pictures. Consider the type of memory card your new camera will use and the type of battery. If you follow these simple rules you should have a much more pleasant buying experience.

 

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Capturing_Great_Landscape_Photography

Wide angle lenses are best suited for landscape pictures. A great landscape view for a picture depends largely on the amount of light falling on its location.

Action, Lights and Location

After selecting the location which you feel will enable you to capture a great picture, evaluate the amount of light available in the area. If this is for an important picture, make the effort to consider the effects of light at different times over the course of 24 hours and decide during which part of the day the light will be most beneficial.

Once you have done this, you can then determine which features or additional components added to your camera foreground will help to produce a more enhanced effect and depth for the picture. Don't discount the possibility of using other nearby areas as well for an even better shot. Sometimes the greatest landscape backgrounds are available in locations you might not ordinarily consider. You might also try taking pictures from different angles to weigh their impact on the snapshots, positive or negative.

To avoid any shadows or darkness appearing over the picture as you take the shot, it is best to capture a view early in the morning or in the latter portion of the afternoon.

Once you have determined the time of the day to shoot, set up your camera using a tripod. After all, you don't want a shaking hand to diminish the beauty you are attempting to capture. Also, use a light meter to gauge the amount of light, and adjust the aperture and shutter speed accordingly.

Using Natural Effects

You can always add parts of nature in your pictures to help produce a very different, though natural, effect on your picture. For example, sunset moments can be best captured when the sun is touching the horizon. Take the picture about five minutes after this point. It is also advisable to take the picture from as high a position as you can find. And you can also make use of a polarizing filter to highlight sky color and tone. Making use of these techniques can produce an effect similar to a postcard.

Equip Yourself with Necessary Supplies

Normally, to capture a landscape view a photographer will likely need to travel out of the confines of city life. However, any time you travel some distance to take photos, bring extra personal and photography supplies, such as a water bottle, flash light, additional rolls of film, etc. You definitely do not want to migrate several miles from home only to discover you have neglected to bring a sufficient supply of anything you will need!

Finally, determining which lens is best suited for snapping a particular view is really a matter of experience, skill, and taste. Mastering landscape photography is not a difficult task but requires practice, interest, and skill development. Locating that jaw-dropping view and then capturing the right shot takes both persistence and patience - traits of which many frustrated photographers fall short.

If you are not able to capture that stunning landscape photograph the first or second time, don't give up. The landscape isn't going anywhere.


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Beginning In Photography: Choosing_The_Right_Lens
by Mark Eden

There is a dizzying array of choices when it comes to choosing lenses for SLR cameras. From wide angle to telephoto, zoom to prime lenses, fish eye, fast lenses, wide aperture lenses, the choice seems to be impossible. It’s not really. What it comes down to is asking yourself a simple question: What do I want to shoot?

Different Lenses for Different Subjects
If you are just beginning in photography, chances are you are still experimenting and finding out what you like to shoot. You might shoot a few family portraits one day and landscapes from your holidays the next. On the other hand, you may have decided right from the start that you love taking photos of wild animals and this is all you want to do. Either way, the lenses required to get the best out of these subjects differ greatly. To fit an expansive landscape image into your viewfinder, you would need a wide angle lens. However, trying to take a portrait with the same lens would result in a tiny little person and not much else in the frame unless you are right in that person’s face and smelling their breath. While trying to take a picture of a wild bear from 100 or more meters away is just impossible (and you really don’t want to get any closer to a wild bear). In a perfect world you would have 3 different lenses for each of these subjects. But in a perfect world you’d also be a millionaire and be able to afford them all. So the thing to do is to decide what type of photography interests you and choose your lenses accordingly.

Length: Zoom versus Prime
There are benefits to using both zoom lenses and prime (fixed or non zoom) lenses. On one hand, zoom lenses are versatile, and reduce the need for a whole bag full of lenses that you need to change and change again while you are out shooting. On the other hand, a good quality prime lens can be gold. Prime lenses, if they are well built, generally produce a crisper, better quality image. This is because they have fewer pieces of glass and moveable parts. Therefore the light coming in doesn’t need to pass through as many objects and so is less diffused. The other great advantage of prime lenses is that because of this, they tend to be “faster” than zoom lenses. Practically, this means that you can use slower shutter speeds as the lens needs less light to create a correct exposure. This is especially useful if you want to take portraits with available light.

Aperture
Another important factor to consider when choosing your lens is its maximum aperture. This is indicated in the description by an f symbol. Eg. f/2.8. The lower this number, the wider your aperture choices. For example, if you want to take a portrait with only your subject’s facial features in focus, you would use a wide aperture. If you want to take a sweeping landscape where everything needs to be in focus you would use a narrow (high number) aperture. Selecting a lens with a wider aperture gives you more options when out shooting.

It is well known that lenses can cost as much, or more, than cameras themselves. It is also worth noting that with lenses you get what you pay for. While no piece of equipment can singularly make the difference between a good photo and a bad one, a well built lens using quality glass, can lead to sharper pictures. Therefore it is worth considering the lenses you buy carefully and investing in the best quality you can afford. Knowing what sort of photography you want to pursue can make this process a whole lot less daunting and more cost effective.


Mark Eden is a freelance travel photographer and writer, and the founder and director of Expanse Photography, a photographic services company offering fine art, limited edition prints as well as stock and assignment photography and publishing services. Mark can be contacted through the Expanse Photography website http://www.expansephotography.com.

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How To Frame_Your_Shots To Avoid Excessive Cropping

by Valerie Goettsch

We're all familiar with the cropping tool in our digital image editing program. Unfortunately, it is one of the most widely used editing software tools, mainly because it's easy to forget to frame pictures before snapping the shutter. Yes, it is fairly simple to crop images to get rid of ugly background extras like empty water bottles and focus only on the part we want. Or sometimes we do some heavy-duty cropping to zero-in on a subject's face. But if you are planning on printing your photos or enlarging them, you'll get a sharper end result if you to do a little pre-planning and properly frame your shot.

Whenever you crop your photo, you limit the size you can print your image without it looking fuzzy or jagged. If you have a high mega-pixel camera and shoot on high resolution, or only plan to show your photos online or in a digital slide show, it is not as big of an issue. However, by properly framing your shots in the first place you will have greater flexibility in what you can do with your photos and you won't have to spend so much time cropping your images.

Here are some tips on how to properly frame your pictures:

1) Take a minute to compose your shot and see what's in the background before you have people get into position. Then you won't have to rush to get your shot when your subjects get restless.

2) Check out what's in the background on the left and right sides of your subject. Is there a trash can or telephone pole in the way? Better to adjust your shot now than to have to crop it out later.

3) Are there objects in the background that could provide an attractive backdrop to your image? Is there something in the background that can provide a natural frame for your picture, such as an attractive doorway or staircase?

4) When photographing people with scenery or buildings/monuments in the background, the foreground should be minimized. Try to focus fairly close up on your subjects so they don't look like tiny ants in front of a giant building-unless you are attempting to show how big something is in comparison to the people.

5) Landscape photos benefit from showing more of the foreground in order to provide a better perspective.

6) Keep the horizon above the center line of the photo to enhance the composition.

7) When photographing landscape, placing an object in the foreground can greatly enhance the image. It can be interesting to focus on an object in the foreground and let the background blur, or try the reverse: focus on the background and let a foreground object blur.

By keeping these tips in mind, you'll find you'll use your cropping tool much less, you'll keep your printed image sharp, and you'll increase your creative options - from making enlarged prints and posters to calendars, and even blankets and pillows with your favorite pictures.


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Introduction_to_Using_Filters_for_Special_Effects
By Barbara House

Have you ever wondered how some of the picture ads in magazines look so perfect? While some of them have certainly been edited with digital photo software - many have been taken by using special effects filters on the camera.

There are a multitude of filters available for most cameras. Some filters are specific to color or black & white photography, but many can be used for both. Most filters have their own specific function, and can often be combined for wild special effects.

Star and Cross Effect Filters

Star filters are typically used when you want to enhance reflections into a specific star shape. You'll see these used in pictures of streetlights, theme parks, and sun reflections of surfaces like glass structures. Two of the most common are the Star-Six and the Star-Eight filters, which refer to the number of "points" on the star shape.

If you are taking photos of ladies wearing expensive jewelry, a Cross Screen Filter will add a "flare" in the shape of a four-cross. This is how they produce that dramatic effect in jewelry ads that focus your attention on the sparking diamond.

There are other variations, such as the Spectral Cross Filter and the Vario Cross Filter. Spectral cross filtering produces a cross of light with a soft-focus effect, particularly good for portraits. A Vario Cross Filter will add the effect of four rays of light coming from each light source.

Close-up Filters

Instead of just being limited by a camera's zoom, you can add close-up filters and Macro filters. Macro close-up filters are good for taking shots of small insects, flowers and other tiny objects at close-up. They typically have a +10 diopter rating with a 2-element, 2-group construction lens.

Another creative filer is the Split field filter. This splits the image so that half is a close-up shot while the other half is normal.

Multivision Filters

If you want to create the effect of the same object being repeated in a photo, check out Multivision Filters. These are available in 3PF, 3F, 5F, 6F, and 6PF where the number determines the number of times the object will be repeated. These work best with dark backgrounds or larger objects.

Multivision filters are made up of optical glass accurately cut into different facets. Color multivision filters add different colors to the image. There are two types available - 3F with three faces in red, green and blue, and 5F with five faces equally divided into orange and green colors.

Diffusion Filters

Diffusion filters provide a soft focus effect on the image due to an irregular or uneven surface. This kind of filter is specifically used for portraits.

Center Spot Filters

The center of this filter has a clear spot that gives the center image a clear and sharp effect, while the background can have an effect of fog to make it romantic.

You don't have to be a professional photographer to enjoy the use of special effects filters. Try adding one or two to your collection and experiment with them in different situations. Who knows... you could come up with a whole new unique look-and-style!

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Beginning in Photography - Shooting_in_Low_Light
By Mark Eden

Shooting in low light can produce some stunning results. Colors are richer in the early and late hours of the day, and subjects such as buildings that are dull and uninteresting during daytime take on an entirely new persona lit up at night. This article looks at some techniques for making the most of low light situations.

ISO and Shutter Speed

It is tempting when shooting in low light to simply increase the ISO sensitivity on your camera (or use a faster film if you shoot with film). This may not always be the answer. Increasing ISO sensitivity decreases image quality. You will find that grain begins to appear. How visible this is of course depends on your camera or choice of film. An alternative is to set yourself to use slower shutter speeds. How much you are able to slow down your shutter speed without creating blurring due to camera shake depends on how steady your hand is. Try leaning against a wall or post, holding your breath and squeezing down slowly on the trigger. This is a method I use quite often and I have found that results improve significantly with a bit of practice.

Tripods

Using a tripod can have both technical and creative benefits. A tripod stabilizes your camera producing a sharp image when a long exposure is needed. It also enables you to reduce the ISO speed used to create a better quality image as discussed above. A tripod can also be used to create interesting effects should the scene contain moving objects. For example, a street scene with traffic passing by. Slow shutter speeds capture the motion of vehicles as they pass and the light trails from head and tail lights, adding life and energy to the scene. For many low light situations, a tripod is an essential piece of equipment and the only way of coming away with a decent image. An alternative could be to rest your camera on a flat surface if one is available.

Flash

Another method of low light photography is the use of flash. Using flash photography can produce quite different results. Like the tripod, and just about any other photography accessory, flash can be used to correct an exposure or enhance it. Set it to low power to fill in a dark area, or use maximum power for create highlights and high contrast effects. Using flash also enables you to hand hold your camera, giving you more freedom to move around your subject. Flash photography is not suited to all subjects though. If you are shooting say, a seascape just after sunset and pointing your camera out into the ocean, there is nothing out there for the light to bounce off and so it is lost.

Low light and night photography can be very rewarding. It does usually require a little additional equipment, but is well worth the expense. Taking pictures at different times of the day also puts you in the frame of mind to experiment, which is necessary if you want to improve your photography. Try things out. See for yourself what works and what doesn't. You'll be pleasantly surprised at the results.

Mark Eden is a freelance travel photographer and writer, and the founder and director of Expanse Photography, a photographic services company offering fine art, limited edition prints as well as stock and assignment photography and publishing services. Mark can be contacted through the Expanse Photography website http://www.expansephotography.com

 

 

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How To Photograph Flowers

By Amy Renfrey

When you first discover how to take photos of flowers it can give you some many days of wonderful enjoyment. Flower photography is a favorite type of photography that many people love. It's not difficult to take photos of flowers if you get all the key elements right. If you don't have any close to you, or you do not have a garden of your own, then try a nursery or a favourite park. You are bound to find many varieties of flowers there.

In my experience as a pro photographer, it's best to examine your light first. It is best to use soft and filtered light for your photos of flowers. Why? Well, a strong light will reduce detail in the colour and the petals. And that's where the beauty comes from. You must make sure that you bring out the detail as much as possible and that simply won't happen unless you shoot in soft light. When you make the conscious decision to choose a softer light, you will have much better results.

Take the light on a cloudy, overcast day. It works well for flowers because it has a low intensity and does not create strong shadows across your flowers. These cloudy conditions are perfect for taking photos of flowers because there are no awful shadows to reduce the detail and perfection of your flower.

Another great tip to photographing flowers is to use a polarising filter. This filter darkens everything in your scene once you place it onto the lens. Bright light can cause a loss of detail on your flower because it's so small and fine. The camera finds it hard to photograph detail in flowers if there is too much light flooding the petals. Use this filter to darken the light and bring out the detail.

Another method for good flower photography is freezing the movement. There is nothing more frustrating than when you have carefully lined up your shot, and the movement from the wind creates out of focus images. This is a common problem. It usually takes place when you are shooting in low light and using the auto setting. The shutter slows down in overcast light and, as a result, anything moving may not look sharp.

Keep the camera as still as you possibly can. If you don't know much about shutter speed, that's ok, just keep the camera really still. Use a good tripod. This will help a lot. Using a sturdy tripod for gives you more of an advantage to creating create sharper and clearer photos because the camera is rock steady.

The next thing to be mindful of is your sharp focus. Have you ever heard of depth of field? Depth of field just means "the range of what is in focus". When we photograph flowers we only need a small section of the photograph that's in focus. This is called a short depth of field. It means the camera is not "looking" very far. It also means that when you keep your flower in focus you can blur your background. This is a really nice effect. In close up shots of flowers, we don't need a clear background.

Want your flower photos to be sharp? This is where f stop and aperture comes in to play. When you have a small f stop (high number) it means you have a greater chance of creating sharper images. What is f stop? F stop is a small opening in your lens that lets light in, or reduces it. When you have a smaller opening, the camera is able to sharpen its view, so to speak. For now, just watch your lighting. That's the main thing.

Flower photography works when you have a really good angle. This is also known as "photographic composition", or just "composition". This relates to where you deliberately position the interesting things in your photo. You may also like to call it placement of your flower petals.

When you place your flowers well, it means you are getting better with your photographic composition. Your composition is best kept uncomplicated. (That's why a blurry background works.) To avoid distractions in the background I suggest tightly cropping your flower photograph.

When you zoom right in to get up close to your flower so much you create a tightly cropped picture. The more you zoom, the more you start working with a smaller area. A smaller area has less light. Less light means a slower shutter or a wider aperture will probably be required. Either way, the close you get, the more light you need.

Flower photography is the best type of photography. You can make your shots turn out really well if you apply the things I've shown you here today. Once you apply good lighting, composition and technical methods you will quickly find you just know how to take photos of flowers easily and quickly.

Amy Renfrey is a professional photography and photography teacher. She shows you how to take the most breathtaking, brilliant and incredibly stunning photos every single time you press the shutter button, even if you know nothing about photography and have never used a digital camera before. To discover how to take good photos better than ever, visit her website today. http://www.DigitalPhotographySuccess.com

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