Looking good in front of the camera is an ongoing battle for most of us , but being behind the camera can be just as nerve wracking. If you don't follow someone around with a camera everyday — like cough cough Spencer Pratt — you might want to brush up on a few tips that will make your photo subjects look better and make you a more confident photographer.
- Think about lighting and angles  — If your subject is on the larger side do not take his or her picture from a low angle. This will only make them look bigger. Try to elevate your position and have your subject point their chin up toward you.
- Twist and shout!  - Have your subject twist sideways with their feet (if standing), or twist their legs (if sitting).
- Take night photos  - Experiment with your camera's ISO, Exposure and Aperture settings to take great night photos without your tripod.
- Think about your setting  - Birthdays, parties and events are prime photo opportunities because they offer the chance to take great action and group shots. Don't forget the money shots - like the birthday boy or girl blowing out candles or opening presents.
- Don't be afraid to be creative  - Photos of people spinning, running, jumping and dancing are always more exciting than the usual still photos. Getting good movement shots is usually easier than you think - it's just about timing.
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Of course, once you've taken your pics, don't forget to make the best of your collection by sharing them with friends !
Pacific Coast News