Five Ways to Take a Great Shot

Ken Rockwell once said “Photography is the power of observation, not the application of technology.” Yes, it is true. Photography is art and it’s abstract. Therefore it’s difficult for many people to grasp. However, there are some ways to help you take a great shot. Do you want to sharpen your creative picture taking instincts? Do you want to combine new ideas with your current projects and techniques? Here I list five ways to capture a sparking photograph.

Choose suitable camera

Although many people would say your camera or digital portable devices have nothing to do with making great shot. That is right. Your camera does not matter. But, as the old saying goes, “one can’t make bricks without straw”. A good camera is the basic thing. Beyond that, you are your cameras best viewfinder!


Own The Frame

How many good shots had to be cropped just to get half a person out of the frame?  Element on the border of the frame tent to draw attention. Clearing the edges of the frame is called owning the frame. Grab people’s attention to objects in the view that you want to highlight.


A good photo is knowing where to stand. Have a clear idea in mind that what you want to tell people when they see the photograph. Or express what your think and via a static picture. Explore your surroundings and take multiple shots from various angles. Look for vantage points that capitalize on the best available light, ones that have the least.


Patience is another important factor to take a great shot.  You can’t be on a schedule. You have to go out, look around and wait for the light and inspiration. Many great shots are made only after years of observing a subject, learning when it looks best, and returning to photograph it at its most spectacular. This is how real photographers make anything look extraordinary.


I think the last but not least point for an amazing photograph is your passion for photography. It will keep you to find the beautiful views in the world. Photography is communicating passion and sparking excitement in the mind and body of another person. Also it is the art of communicating passion. You need to be passionate about whatever it is that you photograph. If you are passionate you’ll get great results, if you don’t care, you won’t.

You can use the great shots to make photo collagealbum or greeting cardfor friends and family members. It is a good way to show your art of work.

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