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How to Take Better Holiday Photographs

HOW TO TAKE BETTER HOLIDAY Photographs So you've shepherded your loved ones into a neat cluster on the banks of Windermere and are poised to capture the moment on your camera or smartphone; but how can you ensure that you'll be proud of the end result? Here at Sykes Cottages, we know how important it is to capture your holiday, so here's our guide to taking the perfect holiday photograph. Lighting sFollow the Rule Thirds For more visually Before raising your camera, try to work out where the light is coming from. Usually, you'll want the light to hit the front of your subject, not the back. pleasing photographs, use the rule of thirds; divide the frame into three horizontally and vertically (your camera should have a setting to do this for you), then position your subject at or near the intersection of any two lines. before after Capture O Moment Move Around the Think a picture of your pooch will look good from your level? Of course it will, but you can improve your snaps by moving around to ensure that you're always at the best angle for capturing your subject. The best moments aren't choreographed, so have your camera on hand at all times when you're out and about to ensure that you capture the moments that matter. If you love taking pictures, have a play with your camera's settings. Adjusting ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed can transform samey snaps into genuinely great photos that you'll be proud to show to your friends and family. Here's a quick guide to get you started: ISO If your subject is still and there's plenty of light, lower your ISO. 100 200 400 800 1600 3200 6000 If your subject is moving, it's dark or you don't have a tripod, use a higher ISO. Aperture The larger the opening of the lens, the more light gets in, the blurrier the background. The smaller the opening of the lens, the less light gets in, the sharper the background. 000 f/1.4 f/2 f/2.8 f/4 f/5.6 f/8 f/11 f/16 Shutter Speed Slow shutter speed Use a slow shutter speed to give a sense of movement, like capturing the flow of water. 1/2 1/4 1/8 1/15 1/30 1/60 1/125 Fast shutter speed Use a fast shutter speed to freeze movement, to make a moving object appear still. ^ SYKES cottages

How to Take Better Holiday Photographs

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A concise and attractive guide to making the most out of your camera and getting those perfect family photographs! With hints and tips aimed at both beginners and professionals alike.

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