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Edison did it and now we consider him a genius. Experimentation is name of game. Digital images cost you nothing but time and a little battery life. Play around and take lots of shots of things, people, events, you name it. Look at magazines, newspapers and notice what images look cool to you. Try to take shots like that yourself so you can see how it is done. This will get you thinking about how to make your everyday shots better. Look for new and different ways to frame things, take both a vertical and a horizontal shot of same thing and see how it changes perspective. Get closer to your subject, or get farther away to see which looks better. Find something unique about your subject and look for a way to exploit that for a better image. Here is and example, say for instance you have a great looking car you want a picture of, well donít stand across street from it and zoom in on car, get right up close with sun behind you so car is sparkling shiny and fills whole frame of image. Find itís best feature and center that in shot say awesome lines of front of car or snazzy wheels.
Print something from your camera every week to remind you of beauty of everyday things. Take shots all time, pick one and print it out and then put it in front of you for a day or a week. Live life as though you want beauty around you all time. If you are madly in love then surround yourself with pictures of that love. If you live in a beautiful place then take pictures of it all time to make sure you never forget how special it is to be there in your life. Donít let those images hide away and not be seen. Wallpaper on your computer can be another place to put your weekly image, change it regularly with images from your family, work, life, hobby and you will get more smiles and more joy out of your camera than you know what to do with. My current wallpaper takes me back to a wonderful day on a mountain lake this past summer paddling kayaks in afternoon breeze. What about yours?
Kevin Rockwell is a life long photographer and digital camera convert. He has spent his whole adult life taking pictures and now spends his time shooting sports images, training soccer players, and writing about digital cameras. The Flash Times is filled with tips, news, and information about digital cameras. Visit www.great-digital-cameras.com/signup.html to sign up today for this monthly newsletter.