- Mar 6, 2011
1. Hold the camera still. If you can, rest it on a table or chair. When you hold it, press it firmly against your forehead. Brace your body by leaning against any solid object. Take a breath and hold it gently just before you take the photo.
2. Remember the rule of thirds. Try and have the main focus of the picture be at one of the intersecting lines.
3. Think about your background.
4. Change your line of sight. Try kneeling, putting the camera on the ground or climbing a flight of stairs so you’re higher than you subject.
5. Look for things that lead the eyes through the photo. A winding path, a line of telephone poles, or even a line of chairs at the beach.
6. Keep your eyes open for patterns.
7. Try getting in close. Pay attention to details.
8. Learn to crop. [via Adobe PDF]