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IN Photography ON 03 Oct, 2015
Steve McCurry is an award-winning editorial photographer best known for his photograph "Afghan Girl". Here are some personalized tips from Steve on how to get that perfect snap! He gives some expert advice on what a pro should essentially keep in mind to click some out of the box pictures!
Place the dominant eye in the center of the photo.
Use natural lines to lead the eyes into the picture.
Patterns are aesthetically pleasing.
Get close to your subjects. This gives the impression that the eyes follow you.
Always place points of interest on intersections of the lines of the grid. Position important elements along the line.
Diagonal lines create great movement.
Find a contrast between subject and background.
Symmetry is pleasing to the eye.
Use natural frames like windows and doors.
Enjoy the process. Photograph in your own way and style.
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