8 Nov

4 More Photography Tips!

You have 8 tips from this series so far…what do you think? Let me know if you find any of these tips helpful as you dive deeper into your photography journey.

9. The golden hour – about an hour before sunset is what photographers call “the golden hour” – use this beautiful soft light for your portraits and landscapes.

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10. Perspective – take photos of the same subject from different angles. You’ll be surprised how different your subject looks when you change your physical relationship to your subject. For people, the best perspective for full length is to have your camera at their belly height (yes, that means you will have to kneel or squat to get that image).

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11. Be aware of backgrounds – no trees or power poles coming out of people’s heads, please. No trash cans or other clutter in the background to distract from your subject.


12. Rule of thirds – place your point of interest over the cross section of the tick-tac-toe grid you imagine in your viewfinder (some viewfinders actually have a grid view!).

Rule of Thirds

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