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Follow the “Rule of Thirds”

Use leading lines

Shoot the “Golden Hour”

Fill the frame

Make portrait subjects look
toward the frame

Arrange group shots

Arrange portraits around
an object

Shoot at child-level

Don’t use flash at night

Shoot now, delete later

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Shutterfly helps you create beautiful prints and products such as photo books and cards. We’re going to help you take great pictures, too.

Ever look at a professional photograph and wonder, How do I take a shot like that? It’s easier than you think. While a high-quality digital camera helps, learning the tricks of the trade are equally important. Let’s get you started with 10 basic rules of photography that’ll help improve your pictures.

  1. Follow the “Rule of Thirds”
  2. Use leading lines
  3. Shoot the “Golden Hour”
  4. Fill the frame
  5. Make portrait subjects look toward the frame
  6. Arrange group shots
  7. Arrange portraits around an object
  8. Shoot at child-level
  9. Don’t use flash at night
  10. Shoot now, delete later

 

 

 

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