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  • 42nd Street Photo’s Tips for Taking Great Pictures

    Posted on July 23rd, 2011 Staff Writer

    Ever asked how some people take the most perfect photographs? Would you to like to become a better photographer? We are going to cover a few tips that will help you do just that.

    Light – Light is important in every picture. It will affect your photo in every way. For natural light we suggest early morning or late evening. If you have to be out during the day its best to have the sun at your back.

    Direct Eye Contact – This can be as important as light when photographing your subject. Try to be ay there level and capture those great smiles. This adds more of a personal feeling in the picture.

    Background – Put a background behind the subject that isn’t cluttered. Use something simple that will allow the subject to stand out.

    Settings – Understand the settings on your camera. Read through your manual, this will help ion the long run to get those photographs you always wanted.

    Flash When Outdoors – This might sound crazy for those of you that have never tried this. Using the flash outdoors will eliminate shadows. This will help the person stand out in your picture.
    We hope these few tips get you going in the right direction. Remember don’t be shy about taking picture. Let your digital camera loose and take as many pictures as you can. You start getting it right as you go.

  • 42nd Street Photo’s Poolside Photography Tips

    Posted on July 7th, 2011 Staff Writer

    The summer is here and the temperatures are hot. More than likely at some point this summer you will probably find yourself at a poll of your own or with friends. This also provides a great chance to take some great photo with your digital camera. Here are a few tips to try out when poolside and you are snapping shots.

    • Understand your digital camera, read your manual, play with the settings
    • Batteries and memory cards. Make sure your batteries are new or charged and you have plenty of room on your memory cards
    • Keep your camera stores when not using it. Be sure you have a case or a bag to place your camera in when not using it. Keep out of the sun and away from the water
    • Beware of the sun, natural light is great but when at the pool try and get the sun behind you. Understand your ISO settings will also help when there is a lot of sun.
    • Take a lot of photos, you can’t go wrong here. Not all your photos are going to be perfect so take as many photos as you can.
    • Make sure you have stable footing and a good foundation; you don’t want to find yourself and your camera in the pool.

    We do hope you have a great summer and take some great photos. Thanks for stopping by.