8 Tips for Any Photographer Using Any Camera-Get The Wow.
That’s not from a cell. But it does show how important a couple of the fundamentals are.
I just clipped in the one final tip from the article. You are going to click and see the rest anyway right? Thing is this last one might be the hardest one to apply. Primarily because we humans lack patience. We take “good enough” too often. Stop. Go for the wow shot. The kind that’s amazing despite common subject matter. That’s the one you will never delete or leave behind in an old phone.
Cell phone cams. Everywhere. Not as limiting as they used to be. Better every minute. This quality of technology lays a lot of what we need right out at our feet. The trouble is we now have a staggering number of images being caught. Perhaps a trillion images in 2015. Even with all those phones and all the social mediae (media?) that number really should be an awful lot smaller. Don’t feel bad the pros keep the “proof sheets” from any session private for good reason.
Unless you educate yourself at least a little you will risk taking thousands of images from utter crap all the way up to maybe meh. Their only value was as practice for you or to prove your presence. These are fundamentals the pros don’t forget or ever ignore. They are deeply embedded in their habits every shot. They are those very things that give us a fair chance at the great image from time to time, all the while making us better a bit at a time on every session.
Tip 8: Wait for the decisive moment
This is where all the tips above come together in a moment. Many times people will put the camera to their eye to take one picture. For example, Mom wants to snap a picture of her kids playing in a stream. She lifts the camera, clicks, and thinks ‘job done’. But what if you watch a little longer, adjust your position, look at what the light is doing, observe how your subjects are moving, and wait for the moment something magical happens? This is the difference between simply taking a picture or actually making a picture.