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Change your point of view

Frame your subject

Get ready for a close-up

Give your landscape a subject

Keep the horizon off-center

Find the right format

Add a touch of gray

Join the pod squad

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Everyone wants to take great pictures. That’s the goal when you reach for a camera—to capture a unique and memorable shot. We provided some tips to get you started with How to take great pictures: the basics. Now it’s time for you to take the next step in building your photography skills.

We’re going to walk you through some advanced techniques, including examples of pictures where the technique is used. Pick one technique at a time to practice on your next photo shoot. Once that technique becomes part of your picture-taking habits, add another one. Print the list of techniques and keep near your camera for easy reference.

1. Change your point of view
2. Frame your subject
3. Get ready for a close-up
4. Give your landscape a subject
5. Keep the horizon off-center
6. Find the right format
7. Add a touch of gray
8. Join the pod squad