Better Photos with your Digital Camera

Written by Kelly Paal

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5. Remember your focus, are you taking a photo of mom andrepparttar tree, then take mom withrepparttar 116233 whole tree. But if you’re taking a photo of mom next to a tree do we really need to seerepparttar 116234 entire tree? Get closer to your subject. We can see some ofrepparttar 116235 tree bark with mom leaning against it, but showingrepparttar 116236 whole tree is a waste. Remember this tip with children, many people take a shot of their dear child for an expression onrepparttar 116237 child’s face, but inrepparttar 116238 printed shotrepparttar 116239 child is lost next to another kid,repparttar 116240 swing set, andrepparttar 116241 dog. Remember get closer. 6. Never put your subject dead center. All family photographers do this and it’s as hard of a habit to break as remembering to look atrepparttar 116242 background. But if you’ve moved closer to your subject remember to put them just sightly off center. Not a lot just a bit. When you’re shooting even groups of people this is especially easy but odd numbered groups is a little more difficult. Just find your imaginary center line of your group and put that line just a bit off center in your view through your lens or screen.

With these tips you can be on your way to taking better photos today.

Kelly Paal is a Freelance Nature and Landscape Photographer, exhibiting nationally and internationally. Recently she started her own business Kelly Paal Photography ( She has an educational background in photography, business, and commercial art. She enjoys applying graphic design and photography principles to her web design.

Need A Scrapbook Journaling Idea?

Written by Elaine Clay

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Just make sure thatrepparttar 116240 song title or lyric you are going to use is suitable forrepparttar 116241 theme of your layout and you’ll soon add a quick, simple and memorable piece of journaling to your page.

Elaine Clay is the owner of - your one-stop online scrapbooking resource. Find inspiration, increase your creativity and have fun with our helpful tips, ideas, articles and much more.

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