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188. Keep your hand steady throughout your shot. Many people press the shut-
ter button, and begin to move the camera before the camera has completed
the shot. The 'shutter lag' found in cheaper digital cameras makes it even
more important to keep steady for a second or so after you've pressed the
189. Mostcamerashaveawaytolockthefocusonyoursubjectbypressingthe
shutter button halfway down. Use this if your subject isn't centered. Lock
focus on the subject and then recompose your image. This will keep the
a blurry mess.
190. When taking outside portraits of friends and family, try to do so in the
shade. People won't be all 'squinty', and the colors will come out better.
191. If you take must take portraits in the sun, be sure to use the flash. That's
right- I said the flash IN the sun. Why? The sun overhead will cause your
subjects' eyebrows to cast deep shadows under their eyes causing them to
tion) will reduce or eliminate this.
192. If you're taking flash pictures with a red-eye reduction setting where the
flash fires in several short bursts to reduce the size of the pupils, be sure
to let yoursubjects know.They'll need to stay steady (and try not to blink)
until the 'real' flash has fired while taking the picture.
193. WhentakingpicturesofthemanylandmarksatWaltDisneyWorldsuchas
Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom, the 'big hat' at Hollywood Studios,
or the 'big ball' at Epcot, try for a unique perspective so your shot doesn't
look like the millions of others taken from the same spot. Crouch down
and aim up, find some high ground, or frame something in the foreground
of your image to make it really shine.
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