Quick Tips for Better Photos: Get Closer!

Hey friends, I think it’s safe to say that most of us like to take photos, right?  But I also realize that most people don’t actually want to learn photography, what they want is a few easy tips to take better photos.  So I’m starting this monthly series to help you with that, whether you have an SLR, a point and shoot camera, or even a smartphone.

Get Closer

You know when you see something that you want to take a picture of – a flower, an animal, a gorgeous landscape, a friend posing perfectly.  You immediately hold your camera up and click, right?  Later you might be reviewing your pictures and wonder, what exactly was I going for here?

Next time, trying getting a little closer to your subject, to whatever it is that caught your eye.  Take a second to look at the whole image before you shoot.  Are there any distracting elements?  Is there too much going on that you don’t even know where too look?  Try moving around to see if a different angle works better.  Physically get closer, or use your zoom (But maybe don’t use that zoom on your smartphone.  Yikes!).  Trust me, it’s worth a shot!

Get Closer

Sometimes a scene is so gorgeous, you want to take it all in, but cutting out the distractions can make for a more memorable and compelling photograph.

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Thanks for stopping by.  If you haven’t already, check out Quick Tips #1: No Tripod? No Problem!

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