Photography Tips from Eddie Soloway
Move Closer: Details are often more interesting that an overall view.
Be Quick: Your subject maybe on the move so shoot first and ask questionslater.
Compose your Picture with Care: Everyone responds better to a picture that has all the elements in balance.
Keep the horizon level
Crop out extra elements that you are not interested in
Consciously place your subject where you think it most belongs rather than just accepting it wherever it happens to land in the photo
Play with perspective so that all lines show a pattern or lead the eye to your main subject
Work with the rule of thirds
Be Selective: Be sure to keep anything that would distract out of your picture. You can focus in on a close-up that tells the whole story.
Move around until you arrange the lets say the telephone line into a neat pattern that leads to the subject
You can use the depth-of-field to blur out the background
Focus on your subject:
Practice shooting with different apertures and monitor the results afterwards (take notes while you do this) .You will find a smaller depth of field and a smaller f-stop# focuses all the attention upon your subject.
If you use a greater depth-of-field, bigger f-stop # will make everything from here to eternity appear in focus.
Experiment with shutter speed:
You have the power to slow it down or catch something in a split second. If you do use a slow shutter speed use a tripod, or balance your camera on a tree, rock, ledge or even a stick.
Look at the light:
Which way is the light coming from, it’s best to shoot with the sun behind you. Side lighting can add drama BUT it can also cause extreme contrasts. Indirect lighting can be used to make your subject glow soft.
Watch the weather:
If it’s overcast, simply keep the sky out of the picture. Black & White photos are good better than color on days like this. Best to have a polarizer filter on your camera. This helps to render deep blue skies against white clouds, gives you rich contrasting colors.
Keep it simple:
Learn to use just one feature and play with it until it sinks in. Trying to figure out your entire camera will drive you nuts!
Be Bold: Don’t allow yourself to be paralyzed by fears of using the wrong settings, it’s all digital, hit delete if it doesn’t work out. Be wise but be bold!