Today we devote our entire show to taking the very best pictures in and around the Great Smoky Mountains.
Tips for Taking Better Pictures
- Don’t try to fit in too much in one shot. You can’t get the whole Smoky Mountains in one picture
- Get on the level with your subject when you shoot (especially important for kids and wildlife)
- Stay away from the digital zoom if you can help it. it is always better to get closer than to zoom
- Take multiple pictures of the same thing. Memory cards are cheap. Take as many as you want.
- Shoot away from the sun. Instead, have the sun at the photographers back to use it as a natural backlight
- Pay attention to the rule of thirds (tic-tac-toe board)
- Learn the functions of your camera before you leave on your trip
- Using the flash is almost always a bad idea. Stay away. You cannot light up the entire night sky.
- Use a tripod or monopod to steady the camera, especially at night
- Try to vary the poses your family takes. Candid shots are great for this.
Check out this week’s episode for more tips and a lot more detail.
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