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Learn how to use a digital camera and pick up some digital photography tips and techniques with these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- A camera phone
Set your camera phone
Set your camera phone to take the highest quality (and largest file size) photo possible.
Clean your camera lens
Make sure your camera lens is clean—and that you know exactly where it is!
Arrange your subjects
Arrange your subjects or scene as you see fit.
Make sure there’s plenty of light
Make sure there’s plenty of light. If you have a flash, turn it on, and stand with whatever other light source is around behind you, so it shines on your subject.
Get in close
Get in close so that the subject is in full-frame.
Use the rule of thirds
Use the rule of thirds, framing your subject in either the left or right third of the frame, not dead center—creating a more interesting picture.
Keep the camera steady
Keep the camera as steady as possible—the less movement the better, so stabilize yourself as best you can.
Snap your shot
Snap your shot and hope for the best—or the worst, as the case may be.