Edited by Gerald Boerner
My experiences in using my cameras has taught me that there is a lot to be learned beyond setting the proper exposure (f-stop, shutter speed, and ISO) or the details of compositions. With the modern digital cameras, the former can be taken care of by using the Automatic settings. The latter takes a lot more study, but you can get a pleasing composition by making sure that everyone you want to capture is within the view.
The two things that everyone needs to attend to include a sharp focus and you hold the camera steady while shooting. The former is usually taken care of by the camera if we let it finish the process before taking the picture. The latter requires a little more work. It’s tempting to hold the camera at arms length when taking the picture; this adds a lot of movement and produces “fuzzy” photos. Use a tripod, if possible, but if not, take a deep breath, hold it, and hold your elbows to your ribs. This will help steady the camera and increase the probability of getting a good shot.
But, remember, you will probably only get one or two great photos from each 50+ shot. Acceptable scrapbook photos are more numerous. But by observing some of the suggestions in this post can improve your odds. So try the techniques out and take lots of pictures. Some of these shots are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
So, let’s move on… GLB
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