Digital Photography For Dummies
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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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Julie Adair King is a veteran photography professional and instructor with more than 60 books to her credit. She has written all editions of Digital Photography For Dummies as well as 40 guides to DSLR camera models.

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