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You can be in the most beautiful place in the world and still take a boring picture. Many photographers have a tendency to pick the low-hanging fruit and end up with a mediocre image.

If what you see in your viewfinder or camera LCD monitor doesn’t excite you, it won’t excite anyone else either. When you’re in a beautiful area, it’s easy to get carried away with the beauty of the area and shoot some boring pictures. Here are four strategies to help you add some pizzazz to a boring scene:

  • Move. Changing your vantage point can make all the difference between a mediocre image and one that gets the attention of everyone who views it.

  • Zoom in. When you zoom in, you include less information and give viewers something that’s easier to digest.

  • Change your composition. Move the camera to the right or left until some interesting elements appear in the viewfinder.

  • Add something. Look around for interesting elements to add to the scene. A branch or some leaves strategically placed can add interest to the image.

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