Tip: Don’t just change your angle

Change the framing. Here is an example of how a simple scene can look so different just by switching the camera from portrait to landscape.  If you are unsure of what portrait and landscape is just look at the graphic at the bottom of this post to see the two camera orientations.

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Extra tip: Want to mix it up a bit? Hold the camera at a slanted a bit for a completely different perspective.

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  1. And, if you are using a point and shoot, and using flash, when you switch orientation, be sure the flash is on the top.

  2. Having vertically-oriented shutter controls makes it a lot easier to do portrait-orientation photos. I find that the real value in a battery grip for the mid-range DSLRs isn't the extra batter capacity, it's the vertical shutter controls.

  3. Having vertically-oriented shutter controls makes it a lot easier to do portrait-orientation photos. I find that the real value in a battery grip for the mid-range DSLRs isn't the extra batter capacity, it's the vertical shutter controls.

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