taking pictures

The modern way of creating images with the help of the digital camera is so simple and available that the number of amateur photographers has equaled with the number of people in the world. But despite seeming simplicity, there are quite a few pitfalls which stultify all our attempts to get interesting high-quality photographs.

I hope this section of the site will be very helpful to you; it will prevent you from various faults during the photography and will assist you in creating brighter and more interesting subject images.

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equally bright. Or you may well blur the background to make the human subject stand out. To improve the background blur, use a telephoto lens and fill the frame with the subject or have the subject stand farther away from the background. You should always bear in mind while taking a portrait photo, that your human subject must dominate in the picture and sometimes you only need to come up a few steps to him/her leaving out all the distracting minor details in that way. When you are looking into the viewfinder or on the display panel of your camera, check the position of your human subject or other things in the frame as well as the space around the main object. Try to make your images look laconic if possible. This will make them more expressive.

One of the easiest ways to make a photograph spectacular is to change the camera angle. Amateur photographers most often photograph at eye level, which is the most usual look on the outward things. Try climbing a little higher or squatting down and you will see in the viewfinder that everything has changed dramatically. The unconventional camera angle will give new aspects of the perception of familiar images. The upper point will let you better see the open space of the townscape and the landscape. And if you are doing portrait photography, you may get a very funny picture in the end. For example, get on a chair and at close range take a full-length photo of a friend of yours … but before showing him this "masterpiece", make sure he is a man of humor. The lower point photography will add grandeur and immensity to the objects. Even not great buildings can look like skyscrapers. From this position you can easily make your girl-friend look a lot taller and slimmer. The only thing you have to do is to take a full-length photograph of her at ground level. Unexpected and unusual perspectives will make your images much more interesting.

Some people often feel nervous before a photo session. When such a person sees a lens focused on him, he changes immediately, becomes reserved and unnatural. The only perception that he is being taken a photo of often causes psychological discomfort. Don't make your models (human subjects) pose for the photograph; you'd better start a friendly talk so as to distract them from the photo session. This will help you win their favor and find a natural expression of the model's character.

Static photographs will not make your family album pages look better, therefore ask your models to start doing something or playing so as to fill the photographed subjects with emotions and vital energy. This trick will give lots of relaxed and natural moments. You only need to keep your eyes open!

The model's natural behavior is an important condition of taking a good photograph. One of the ways of 'snatching' a good shot is to photograph the model unexpectedly.

Habits and manners, gestures and facial expressions are revealed here with a particular expressiveness. After all, try yourself as a home paparazzo; while the people around you are lenient with you, you'll have time to take a lot of funny, 'living' pictures. A free and easy atmosphere

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Depth of field
This is the range where acceptable focus can be achieved in front of and behind the point of focus. The smaller the aperture (the higher the f/number), the deeper the depth of field. And the larger the aperture (the lower the f/number), the shallower the depth of field.

Exposure
Exposure occurs when the image sensor is exposed to light. Correct exposure is obtained when the image sensor is exposed to a proper amount of light in accordance with its sensitivity to light. The correct exposure is adjusted with the camera's shutter speed and aperture.

Flash memory
A memory chip that has the ability to retain image data even after the host system has been shut off; this feature insures that, even if the digital camera's batteries die, the image data will remain stored in the camera's memory.

Preserve your family photos forever


What a reverential feeling is to look at our old family photos! Our old tattered photo albums keep the dearest photos of our closest and most beloved people. These pages of family history contained in a photo album represent a visual genealogical tale of generations + [more tips]