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Carl Gets the Canon 60D! Click here for an in-depth analysis

TIPS FOR THINKING

 MORE ABOUT THE SHOT

A Section Dedicated to Providing

 Information and Educational Resources

to assist you in the Structure, Encouragement and Imaginings of Photography

 

 "You are never an objective observer.

By making a frame you are being selective."

 Mary Ellen Mark

 

HOW TO FRAME MOMENTS WITH A CAMERA

1. A photo is a way of calling attention to one thing.

  • Think of your selection as a cookie cutter...slicing out of reality whole interesting structures that maintain a life of their own.

2. Be aware of the edges of the frame, not just the center.

  • Concentrate instead on the viewfinder as a frame you place around your subject...not a site to aim through.
  • Your selection of people or objects affects the total composition of the picture, keeping it in balance and directing the viewer's attention to areas of importance.

3. Don't just point...Don't just shoot!

  • The ads may call it a "Point and Shoot" camera, but this kind of thinking can be harmful to a successful assignment.

And Now for Something Completely Different-

Introducing  the "SMILE-O-METER"

Joe asked us to check his cheeks for the "smile factor."
He registered an 8.9 on our SMILE-O-METER
out of a possible 10! Way to go Joe!!!
 
See Joe and our Smile-O-Meter in action below

 

Russians murmur ULIBANTIS (smile);
in Denmark it's APPELSIN (orange);
in Korea, KIMCHI (pickled cabbage);
and in Argentina, CHINCHULIN (cow's intestine).

 
(By the way...in answer to your many queries about the nature and authenticity

of our "smile-o-meter"...that hand you see doing the pinching of Joe's cheek...

that...is....our official...SMILE-O-METER!)

Be sure to tell your subject you saw it here when you mention our Smile-O-Meter!

4 THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND

  • Make use of natural light more often

  • Opt to sometimes fill the frame tightly with the subject

  • Grab some "sneaky" candids

  • Crouch and climb

CHECK BACK OFTEN....MORE TIPS TO FOLLOW




 
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