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  1. Twenty Tips to Terrific Pics Janice Hickman Southwest High School TCEA 2009

  2. Tip 1 Read your manual I know it’s embarrassing to admit you need help, but read it anyway

  3. Tip 2 Move in Closer Fill the frame with your subject Shoot at eye level to create intimacy

  4. or just one? Which is better? Lots of lilies...

  5. Rochelle hugs my Mom

  6. Kat hugs a basketball (by the Professional)

  7. Kat hugs a basketball (by Me)

  8. Take parts of the whole, too.

  9. Tip 3 Use the Rule of Thirds to Compose or Crop Images—think Tic-Tac-Toe...

  10. Put the important pieces of the photo where the lines intersect—not in the center box!

  11. Eyes on the top line, faces at the intersections

  12. Tip 4 Place your Subject Off-Center and Something Interesting in the Background

  13. Tip 5 Use the Optical Zoom; Turn off the Digital Zoom

  14. Tip 6 Take More Shots—it’s the best feature of your camera!

  15. Tip 7 Half-push the Shutter Button to pre-focus the camera

  16. Tip 8 Hold It Steady—use a tripod, monopod, table, friend, don’t breathe when you push the shutter button.

  17. Tip 9 Take Photos from Unusual Angles

  18. Tip 10 Get Down to Kid Level

  19. Lucy Kate

  20. Graham

  21. Michael and the cats

  22. Tip 11 Use the Continuous Shooting Mode to capture action—with children, pets, and sports

  23. Tip 12 Use the Flash Outdoors to eliminate shadows

  24. Tip 13 Anticipate Predictable Moments; “Zone focus” on where the action will occur or “Follow focus” on the subject and pan the camera.

  25. Tip 14 Look for the Light; use available light to photograph babies and the elderly; early morning or late afternoon light is best.

  26. Tip 15 Look for Lines and use them to frame your photos