Check Your Stance and Brace Yourself

Finally got that digital camera, huh?

It’s a gorgeous Saturday and you’ve decided to spend an afternoon at the park with family, friends, whomever. You’re snapping away—checking the quality of the images displayed in the mini digital window—and you’re stoked with amazement at your mad skills.

Until you get home…

The beautifully sharp images viewed in miniature are suddenly fuzzy and disappointing on a much larger computer monitor back home. Your subjects—annoyed the whole day at your repeated prods to pose—are not going to be happy with the outcome.

Check your stance and brace yourself.

While photographing, lean against trees or walls; sit on chairs, benches or even the ground. I personally know that I’ve had a good photo shoot if I need to dust a bit of dirt off my bum or my knees. At the very least, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your elbows to your sides. If your elbows are pointing out, high in the air, then the likelihood of a steady shot is greatly reduced.

Incorporating these simple techniques will help you—and your friends—appreciate your new digital camera ohhh so much more and the results will be crystal clear!

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~ by lookATLANTA on September 10, 2011.

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