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My Yashica FX-3 Super 2000 (Sam Ewaskiewicz)

My Yashica FX-3 Super 2000 (Sam Ewaskiewicz)

Capturing a perfect moment with a camera can be very easy. Three tips you can use to get a perfect picture. 

Make sure you have a good camera to capture the moment. The camera  I personally use has many different settings on a camera you can use for different situations. You want to make sure you put it in the appropriate setting for who or what you are taking a picture.

When taking a photo you want to make sure that you have many different angles, so move around a bit. This is so you can capture the moment in many ways. Doing this simple thing can give you the same picture but from different perspectives. With this, you have a variety of photos to choose from.

Another way to improve a picture is by having good lighting. Again positioning is a very important factor, the way you position your camera based on light can change the picture drastically. From personal experience, I tend to put lights toward my back to give off a glow on what I am photographing. For example when taking pictures at the beach and the sun is rising, if you are to stand in front of the sun and take a picture, you are most liking going to look like a shadow. That is not a bad thing. It makes a very beautiful picture. But in other cases that is not what people are looking for, get to know the person you are photographing to see what their thoughts are, (if you are picturing people). Use light to your advantage, to give more to your photo. 

Picking the right scenery. This is one of the most important parts of photography, to have a good background. You want to make sure that you pick a background that isn’t going to take away from what you actually want people to see and focus on. I am not saying don’t have a beautiful background, because you should. If you feel that the background is taken away, then blur it out. This is always a beautiful way to showcase what you take pictures of, but also keep the essence of the background. 

Photography has been and will always be a very important part of history and today. It has captured very important events throughout history, which helps us fully grasp the emotion and feelings that people had, and how you can’t get that from a textbook. Photography is a form of art that documents important events in people’s lives, for instance, weddings, birthdays, vacations, holidays, graduations, and more.