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How to take great pictures

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How to take great pictures: With the spread of latest generation smartphones and the drop in prices of digital cameras, a little everyone has approached the world of photography and take delight in taking photos in the most disparate circumstances. Photos that then inevitably end up on Facebook to be submitted to the attention (and judgment) of friends and relatives.

In light of this, many people ask me how to take beautiful photos to make a good impression and make the most of the potential of your cameras, but I’m not a professional photographer. All I can do is give you some common sense advice and suggest some tips to avoid buying poor quality cameras / smartphones. If you are interested in the subject, please read on.

For take nice pictures it is essential to use a good camera (or a smartphone with a good photographic sector). In this case, the most significant advice I can give you is don’t be fooled by the number of megapixels when you buy a new camera.

Megapixels (and therefore the resolution of the photos taken with the camera) are important, but even more important are the quality of the optics and the sensor. So try to carefully analyze all the options available to you, do some research on the Internet and buy the camera with thebetter optics and the larger sensornot the greatest number of megapixels.

Another chapter concerns the advanced functions of the latest generation cameras. Saving the geographic coordinates of the photos away GPS and the Wi-Fi support for the direct publication of their shots on social networks they can be very tempting, but they consume a lot of battery. You have to carefully evaluate what your needs are, otherwise it is useless to spend high amounts for cameras with advanced functions which you then have to keep deactivated so as not to drain the battery immediately.

Finally, also analyze the ability of the zoom of the camera (or smartphone) you need to buy. Typically, a zoom of 5x or 6x it is good for all circumstances but if you have special needs (eg shooting public events, sports competitions, etc.) maybe you could opt for something more powerful.

Once you’ve purchased the camera or smartphone that meets your needs, you’re ready to learn how to take beautiful photos following a few simple rules of common sense. Assuming that all the most advanced cameras and mobile phones have functions for automatic optimization of shots (autofocus, face recognition, etc.), you don’t have to work a lot if you don’t have professional needs.

To get beautiful photos, just follow a few simple rules. First, you need to do a correct use of the flash (sporadically even outdoors, when the lighting on the faces is insufficient), then you must always keep the camera in the same line of sight as the eyes of the person to be photographed (eg if you have to photograph a child, you have to bend down) and when there is a beautiful landscape in the background (but not too chaotic, please!) try to decentralize the subject of the photo.

With the latest generation smartphones, such as iPhoneyou can easily adjust the focus of your shots manually by touching the element you want to keep in the foreground with your finger.

Finally, don’t forget that beautiful photos can be taken and posted online using smartphone applications how Instagram, which with a single gesture allows you to apply spectacular special effects to your images and share them online with other users of the service. It’s free and available for both iPhone and Android.

How can we forget the possibility of exporting your shots to your PC and retouching photos with Photohop to correct brightness, colors, eliminate imperfections and apply lots of customizable filters? In short, you really have no more excuses to take bad pictures!