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Digital Photography. How to get a great shot. Choosing a format. Most cameras are designed to be held horizontally for comfort, so most pictures are taken this way But, when you turn the camera vertical, you will be surprised at the results - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Digital PhotographyHow to get a great shotChoosing a formatMost cameras are designed to be held horizontally for comfort, so most pictures are taken this wayBut, when you turn the camera vertical, you will be surprised at the resultsSometimes the best way to compose a photograph is to use the tall and narrow formatWhich works better?Horizontal format Vertical format

A good composition is keyA composition is an arrangement of things and an artist arranges things to pull the viewer to what is important in the work of artIf you have too many objects in your picture the viewer may be distracted and may not find whats important

Try to use less, sometimes simplicity is best!

Where do you stand?Your position is a valuable tool when capturing a great photographTry kneeling down to take a picture (worms eye view)Take the picture from a higher vantage point (birds eye view)Using the zoom lenses is also a great way to find the perfect shot, be experimental!Examples of different positionsBirds eye view

Examples of different positionsWorms eye view

Rule of ThirdsRule of thirds is used often with photographers as well as artistsImaginary lines are drawn dividing the image into thirds both horizontally and vertically.You place important elements of your composition where these lines intersectRule of thirds helps produce nicely balanced picturesExamples of rule of thirds

Examples of different positionsUsing the zoom lenses

Get up close to your object and fill the frame

Taking a shot too far away doesnt always make an interesting shotGet up close to your object and fill the frame

Close-upMedium shotLong shot

Capture a friend using the following techniques:Birds eye viewWorms eye viewRule of thirdsClose upMedium ShotLong Shot You must get two of each, a total of 12 Try using different people

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