The moon has been very bright recently, so I thought, I wonder if I can get a decent photo of it? Not bad, huh?Isn’t it wonderful, and beautiful, and amazing?
This is how I take photos.
I thought I’d just share, at the start of the year, the foundation principles of my photography.
- First, never, ever go anywhere without a camera. That’s pretty easy nowadays when our smartphones have such great cameras in them, but I still prefer to take an actual camera with me too.
- Second, be prepared to be amazed. L’émerveillement du quotidien is the French phrase for it.
- Thirdly, photograph what catches your attention, or your wonder. That’s it I think. Oh, no, wait, there’s a fourth one!
- Take your time. You can just point and shoot, but you’ll get way more interesting and pleasing photos if you take your time. Change your position, your point of view, move the frame, zoom in or zoom out. If you are using autofocus, give the camera time to focus and make sure you’re focusing on the part of the view you want to be most sharp…….just take your time and press the shutter release only once you’re happy with what you are looking at.