5 Easy Steps to Making a Better Photograph…

“To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things.”  ~Ansel Adams

Ok grown-ups. It’s your turn. No more excuses. No more using that smart phone only because you’re too chicken to use that nice fancy camera you have. It’s time. It’s time to make a better photograph. Parents, your kids deserve the legacy of beautiful memories of their childhood. Bloggers, your readers deserve a bit of eye candy here and there. And as for the rest of you, don’t you just want to look at a kick-butt photo and say, “Hey, I made that picture!”

I’ve come up with 5 easy steps you can do to make a better photo. This is not a technical tutorial, with terms like ISO, TV,  AV, and f~stop  to overload your already busy mind. These steps are universal for all cameras. Even smart phones. You don’t have to have a fancy, professional digital camera to follow them. You just need a camera.

Before we get to the steps, remember this one thing…a good photo should have a theme. A universal message that it communicates. That’s the beauty of photography…we all don’t have to speak the same language to understand it. The photo should speak for itself.

So once you’ve decided what you what your photo to say, whether it is simple or profound, here is where you might begin. 5 easy steps to help you make that photo say what you want it to say.

Step 1…Learning the Rule of Thirds.

Now for Step #2…Watch for Unwanted Accessories.

Step #3…Fill Your Frame.

And Step #4…Avoid Camera Shake.

And finally, Step #5…Capture The Details.

So there you have it. 5 easy steps to making a better photograph, regardless of the type of camera you use. And please remember to have fun! That’s the most important rule of all.

Thanks for stopping by!

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17 thoughts on “5 Easy Steps to Making a Better Photograph…

  1. thanks for the tips..I’m loving photography right now and having a blog has helped me to experiment more with it…still could use a bit more help though so these tips were helpful, thank you 🙂

  2. This was great, thanks for sharing your tips! I think my biggest dilemma is that I’m usually elbow deep in finger paints, or play dough, or shaving cream, when I want to reach for the camera!! 😀
    Your pictures are awesome though, I am inspired!

  3. I LOVE these suggestions. I’m learning about photography as I have children and try to capture all the sweet moments I can. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this. I would love a more technical post as well. 🙂 Thanks again!

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