There's nothing worse than enjoying a special event , such as a trip to the zoo or attending your niece's wedding, only to later discover that your photos are too blurry or too dark.
Thankfully with digital cameras, you can check your photos right away and might be able to snap a few new ones if you're not happy with the photos you just took.
To ensure that your photos have a chance of turning out well, here are ten secrets to taking better photos.
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For example, let's say your child is taking her first steps. Sure you want a photo or two of someone holding out their hands to help keep the child stable, but you might also consider taking a close up of your child's feet. Does she walk with her toes curled? Does he turn his feet out? These will be fun photos to include in your layout.
A focal point doesn't always have to mean keeping a person as the center of a photo. If the photo background contains a neat stone wall, an interesting tree, or a waterfall, then make those your focal points and have the person off to the side.
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Depending on the type of mood you want to create, experiment taking photos that will cast a shadow or filter light on your subject.
Let's say your son just popped the question to his girlfriend. This would be a good "into the camera" shot. You'll be able to capture his joy, anxiety and relief all in one shot. If your toddler is having a bad day and the ice cream from his ice cream cone falls to the ground, sneak a photo of his quivering lip or sadness. By not asking him to look directly into the camera, his disappointment will come across as real and raw.
Imagine a photo of a little boy giggling as his puppy licks his hand, or a child beaming when her kite stays in the sky for more than just a few seconds. By taking photos of real-life happenings, you'll be able to get some great shots that are filled with all sorts of emotions. These shots are perfect when you create a traveling journal scrapbook.