My family and I take photos all the time, but to me fall is the best season for photos. All the colors and shapes make for some great photos. I recently read an article from Kodak
with some tips on how to make your fall photos fresh and fun.
If your a mom like me, who loves to take photos of your family, you will love these tips...1. Change Your Perspective (Move around to make the familiar fresh and different):
Lie down, peer through, climb a tree, look up, look under . . . by changing your physical perspective you can bring freshness to the photograph. Even everyday subjects take on new energy when they are presented from different angles and viewpoints.2. Where the Eye Moves (There are many ways to make a successful composition):
People get confused about how to best compose a photograph. Simplify your thinking about composition by creating a beautiful way for the eye to move through the image. Graceful lines, retreating horizons, a swirling of color can all take the eye on a beautiful journey through a photograph.3. Work it (Hang out with a wow, and it will get better):
It can be tempting, especially in great light, to take a picture and run off to the next. When you find a moment of magic or light that makes you stop, honor it by hanging around and working it.4. Distracting Backgrounds (Move your feet to control what the viewer sees):
You are excited about the subject, so excited you forget to look behind it, and there, coming right out of the top of a friend’s head is a telephone pole. The same thing happens in nature all the time, though sometimes in such subtle ways we don’t see a problem until after the fact.
*A good photographic habit is to move your feet. Remember that you are in charge of how the subject relates to the background, and you do not have to take the photograph from the first place you see it.5. Creative Backgrounds (Surround the subject with beauty):
Sometimes the background in a photograph is a much larger area than the subject, and if used well can create the atmosphere for the entire image.6. Separate Key Elements (Little movements pull apart visual collisions):
In the same way that moving your body can take control of how a subject relates to its background, little movements can separate keys elements of the photograph.7. Check Your Edges (Move your eye around all four sides):
It can seem like a lot to remember, but so much of the working part of photography becomes intuitive with time. That’s the way it is with moving your eyes around the four edges of the photograph to make sure what is inside is thoughtful, and what is outside stays outside. If you find yourself photographing through something, let’s say branches, press the camera’s preview button if it has one, and you might see a big out of focus branch show up that the lens had focused past.8. How Much Focus? (Tack sharp or nice softness?):
One of your biggest tools is the ability to make an image completely sharp from front to back, partially in focus, or not at all.
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