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How To Take Good Photos

Light: Time of day

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  • Side or 'cross' lighting at dawn or dusk is great for bringing out the texture of a subject .
  • At dawn and dusk there are natural shadows to help give depth and form to your subject (as in this shot from Great Yarmouth).
  • For night time and early evening shots, you will need to allow for longer shutter times. (Shutter time is the length of time the camera is open to absorb light for the required shot.) The longer the shutter time, the more likely your photographs will be blurry due to camera shake, so use a tripod to keep it steady.
  • Don't be afraid to point the lens at a setting sun , but whatever you do avoid looking at the sun directly, especially through the viewfinder of your camera.

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