7 How-To’s Concerning Taking a Simple and Clear Photograph

1. Make sure the lens is completely clean.

2. When focusing on the subject, keep the subject in the center of the viewfinder and also fill the viewfinder at least 75%.

3. If the subject is moving, try to keep the subject in the center of the viewfinder with 75% of the viewfinder filled.

4. If shooting in black and white, the less subject matter in the viewfinder, the better. Question: Why does this happen? Answer: I don’t know, it just does. So in this case, “more is less!”

5.  Do not move camera. No shaking, sneezing, coughing, etc…..

6. If photographing at night or in places where utilizing natural light is the only way, use a tripod or adapt and improvise by using a door jam or the back of a chair… something stable. A cable release helps when you’re starting to practice different f-stops and speeds. P.S. All those thousands of camera flashes that go off during sporting events don’t work. The flash is only good for a few feet, not hundreds of feet.

7. Have fun and experiment. Use your good eye and don’t think too much while taking clear pictures. MUSHIN!