Capturing Your Memories at Paws Up

Once the excitement of your Montana vacation has faded and you have returned to your regular life, having a portfolio of your travel photographs are a good way of bringing back the good memories.  Here are a few ways to improve the quality of your photographs:

Go for the Close Up
The fact is that so many potentially great shots can be ruined simply because so many superfluous elements have been included.  By eliminating any unnecessary content the impact of the shot you are looking for will be greatly increased.

Take Care with Landmarks
If your intention is to show your someone standing with an important landmark then you don’t want them to be literally overshadowed by it. The best idea is to focus on the individual, make sure you have them as you want them and then simply include the landmark and a kind of background storytelling element. This will ensure your photos are both personal and special.

Go for the Angle
Unfortunately, most amateur photographers tend to take a whole batch of pictures from exactly the same angle — that is in the upright position with the subject at eye level. You can make your body of work far better and far more interesting if you mix up the angles a little.

Concentrate on the Light
You may often find that a pretty average shot of a pretty average scene or landmark can turn out to be quite spectacular simply because you have captured an interesting shot with regards to the light. Sometimes in fact a boring scene can be transformed as the light passes through a tree or the yellow light from a street lamp hits the shady street. The important factor here is patience — wait until the light is right.

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