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Reflections on the Photo-a-Day Project — Perspective, Composition and Learning About Your Camera

Things I learned from the photo-a-day project:

  • Take a lot of photos. When I would get back and upload the shots onto my computer, the more photos there were, the better chance I’d have one I was proud of.
  • Perspective. Shots are far more interesting when I moved around — up, down, to the side, etc. When I was at the beach in downtown Edmonds, I never would have gotten my favorite shots if I hadn’t decided to stay out in the cold a few minutes longer and change my perspective to another part of the park.
  • Get close, too. Not just with zoom, get close with the camera.
  • I learned a ton about composition. I’m not as fond of my last couple photos (took them with my cell phone because I’ve been sick and out of energy the past couple days), but with the others it was a lot of fun to play around with the rule of thirds and the cropping tool.
  • Learn about whatever camera you’re using. I had a lot of fun photographing the Seattle skyline one night and playing around with settings in trying to get the ‘streaking’ effect of the traffic on I-5.

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  1. May 6, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Great suggestions.

  2. May 7, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Brilliant shot of the record.

  3. May 9, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Yes, I agree with your idea. It is important to take as many as photos to select the best one. To get the best angle for the photo, getting closer to the object and taking the snap shot at the right moment are important as well.

  1. May 9, 2011 at 2:13 pm

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