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  • 1. Take a good picture Here are some tips
    This a check list, there is more detail as we go through this power point.
    • Get used to holding a camera and using it
  • 2. Notice theLight

3. Look at the Composition of your picture 4. Stand on your toes, bend your knees! 5. Notice what is in the Backgrounds this can make or break a picture.You can also Begin to get to know the camera and some of the things you can change on the camera; for instance the setting on the camera that you use if you want to shoot something close up, or how to turn the flash off.
6. Notice the light
Photography is all about light.
A photograph is the reflection of light onto a light sensitive service.
When you learn to notice how the light is falling onto your subject you will start to take MUCH better pictures
7. 8. 9. 10. Look to see how you can make use of the different light that is just around you
This is just where it was with existing light from the window
Here I moved it to use the sunlight and the shadow.
11. These pictures were taken with available light
but you would have to set the camera so that the flash doesnt go off!
12. These are taken walking around the same location but looking for different light and taking pictures at different angels
13. Composition
shape
and backgrounds
14. Light and background example
Where she was
Moved into some good light and nice background
15. Which is the best shot?
Why?
Try to notice what is in the background of your picture and if you can rearrange your shot.
16. Which is the best picture?
This is a portrait picture of two girls.
Which is the best picture?
Why?
Which is the second best?
What is wrong with the worst picture?
17. Try different angles, a small step round can make a very different picture
18. Try going closer
But there is still something that is not very good about these shots, do you know what it is?
A.Too much harsh shadow round the eyes.
19. You can try goingin closer by takinga step or two, or use the zoom on the camera
20. Or gofurther away
21. Bend your knees,
Stand on your toes,
Move even a tiny bit
22. Bend your knees, stand on your toes, small movements can make a lot of difference.
But still be careful about what you can see - or not!
23. Patience or try again
This is better, but I think you can do better than that! .. But you wont always get what you want!!!
Whats wrong with this picture
24. But still be careful about what is in your shot
25. Take more than one
If youre taking pictures of people, and you have the opportunity, take a few shots and then you have a much better chance of getting a good shot.
26. Hold the camera still and wait it is very hard to take quick snaps so be patient and try to work quite slowly.
27. Remember - Be careful how you frame your picture
28. You can Crop your pictures .. or change to black and white
29. Using Flash
It is generally best to avoid using a flash in side because this makes pictures look very flat.Try to use available light or turn the flash off and hold the camera very steady.Remember that turning an extra light on ina room can make a difference.
Using flash outside Using flash outside as a kind of fill lighting is not so bad, then you will need to find the setting that forces the flash on.
30. Camera and shooting check list
Make sure that the camera is set to it's highest resolution ( this gives you the smallest number of shots - you should only need to do this once as long as no one changes it afterwards)see the technical page on the website or the camera manual for some help with this.
Check the camera is not set to the tulip. The Tulip setting is for close up pictures. If it is on for more general pictures the pictures will be out of focus.
Look at the shot you want to take and consider:-
Light
Composition
Backgrounds
Bend your knees stand on your toes to alter the photograph
Try moving round to get a completely different angle.
Take more than one photo, explore your subject!
Decide if you are going to shoot in full auto or use a different setting
Make sure the camera is turned off before removing the memory card