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Think about it

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 25, 2008, 2:52 AM

Think about it

So Santa bought you a new camera now what you gonna do?

Charge the battery and start snapping? Bad idea as you will probably throw most of the pictures in the bin!

Family Pictures

The typical classic xmas pictures cuts off the aunties head and feet and is out of focus or has a thumb across the lens. Do you really want to lose the memory of a great time of year?

When you take a picture of the family look at the complete picture first:

Is the christmas tree growing out of your dads head?
Has the camera focussed on the wall behind the family?
Would the picture look better if you could actually see all the faces?
Have you chopped off their heads or feet?

Most of the time pictures of people would be better if you get closer and take a picture showing them from the waist upwards. If you are really clever turn the camera through 90 degrees so you can fill the frame.

When you have thought about everything don't stab the shutter to take the picture, gently squeeze the shutter to reduce the camera shake that is normally there when you shoot pictures indoors.

Let's share the memories; post some links to your christmas festivities and put a smile on all our faces.

Remember: think about it and capture memories that will last a lifetime.

regards and best wishes to you all at this festive time of year
Kev Lewis

My Website has been snowed in :)

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LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Professional Artist
happy new year distant artist
2dazed Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'll have to try that tilting 90 degrees. Thanks Kev!
Tristar444 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
Thanks for the tips. Indoor pics are my greatest concern. I prefer not to use flash if I don't have to. So now I have to concentrate this year on learning shutter speed and anything else to to get a quality pic indoor with out flash. Any suggestions or links to check out? Have a Joyous New Year 2009.
znow-white Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
You are so clever Kev neighbor should have read this :paranoid: 300 pics in like 30mins a gazzilion GB memory that needs to be filled within the hour :lmao:
carterr Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
I'm okay - I don't take pictures of people :)
Calander Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
I left my camera at home would you believe!
I usually take my camera everywhere, but lately my heads been in the clouds.
This is a great journal, gave me a giggle:giggle: and great advice at the same time.
atbemo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
Great advice :D merry boxing day XD.
meihua Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
you're so helpful hehe :) I got a great new lens for Christmas, can't wait to start using it!
bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Professional
I only wish Santa bought you a new camera, but this should be fun to watch all the same ;)
Helewidis Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008   Photographer

Merry Xmas, Kev!
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