Photography is an Activity, Get Up and Explore!

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In this post for Maynard’s photography tips, we are going to be talking about exploring a subject. There are plenty of times when our first shot is not the best shot, so we need to learn that it’s okay to shoot your subject from multiple angles and vantage points. This is what’s great about digital photography, you have nearly limitless film. When I first learned photography with a film camera you had 10 exposures or 24 exposures and you treated each one as if it were your last. I remember walking around looking for things to take photos of and then pausing and asking myself, was it worth one of my precious frames; thankfully those days are over. The point is, it’s OK to experiment, hell it is encouraged. If you need a refresher or you missed either of the first two articles you can check out the one regarding manual controls here, and taking your composition by the reins here.

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Take Composition and Your Photos by the Reins

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In the first installment of our series on Photography we talked about the 3 main camera controls Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO. If you missed it or want a refresher check it out here. Now we are going to talking about framing your photo, this is often referred to as composition. Don’t let this word composition give you stress, it is nothing more than the arrangement of the items in your photo. Whether that is a group of people, a dog and a chair or lake and some mountains behind it; it all stems from how you choose to arrange it through the lens. A key part of this process that seems to be overlooked a lot is, composition comes from what you choose to leave out of your photo just as much as what you choose to put in it.

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How to Master Your Camera’s Manual Controls

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The “A” or Automatic mode is on every camera produced these days, from your cellphone to the most expensive Hasselblad. But what do you do when you want to take more of an active role in deciding how your photos turn out. Photography is quite simply put as the capturing of light to create an image, and all those controls on your camera are there to adjust the amount of light coming into it.

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