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Taking Spontaneous Pictures

The best photos are usually the ones you don’t plan for. Be ready, and you can get some amazing shots.


Camera up
Point your camera where action is likely to happen. Keep your viewfinder near your eye and your finger over the shutter button so you’ll be ready for the moment.



Take lots of pictures
The pros know how hard it is to capture great action. That’s why they take hundreds of shots to get one perfect photo. Use your camera’s burst mode to get a series of pictures within seconds of each other.



Get close
Fill the camera’s viewfinder or LCD display with your subject to create pictures with greater impact. Step in close or use your camera’s zoom to emphasize what is important and exclude the rest. Check the manual for your camera’s closest focusing distance.



Be invisible
Try to fit into the environment, so that your subjects don’t get self-conscious. Try shooting some images with your camera at waist level to avoid drawing attention to it.