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Easy photography tips to take better pictures

Credit: Kidsday staff artist / Ori Schnaider, East Northport

In photography, to get the best picture as possible, you have to know many techniques and strategies, or the ins and outs of photography. Photography is a passion of mine, but I’m still not done improving my own work. Over many years I have picked up a few tips and tricks to improve my picture-taking skills. Here they are:

Keep your camera from shaking. To avoid this, you need to learn how to hold your camera properly. Use both hands, one around the body and one around the lens, and hold the camera close to your body for support.

Use a polarizing filter. It helps reduce reflections from water as well as metal and glass; it also improves the colors of the sky, and it will protect your lens, too.

Don’t use flash indoors. Flash can look harsh and unnatural, especially for indoor portraits. There are various ways you can take an image indoors without resorting to flash.

Pan to create motion. If you want to capture a subject in motion, then use the panning technique. To do this, choose a shutter speed around two steps lower than necessary.

I hope you can use these tips and tricks to your advantage and take the most marvelous and magnificent photos of all time.

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