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Go ahead, strike a pose! If only it were that easy. Getting subjects, especially kids, in the right positions for photos is both super important and super tricky. Without good posing, kids can look awkward, uncomfortable, and out-of-place. But too much posing introduces issues of its own. Here's how to get it right:
Seems like just about everyone with an iPhone and an Instagram account is fascinated by photography these days. But the truth is, there’s a lot that goes into taking a great picture. There’s the composition, the lighting, the angle … and about a million other things that the pros spend years mastering. If you’re interested in really learning the craft, start with these ten mini-lessons.
Everyone is always asking me what piece of fancy gear will make their photos better. The truth is, while new equipment is nice, it’s unlikely to improve your work on its own. In fact, extraordinary photos are made all the time on basic equipment (you've seen those iPhone ads!). Instead, I clue newbies in on the real secret for awesome shots: Make more photographs, don't snap more frames. Commit that motto to memory, grab your camera, and let's get started.
Get ready to throw some shade … into your photography, that is. Shadows are totally deserving of a spot in your snaps. They can add dimension, create an artsy vibe, and instantly upgrade a snoozy composition. Plus, their unending variety — they can be shallow or long, hard or soft-edged, simple or complex — makes them super fun to explore. These five ideas are all the inspo you need to start shooting.
Twelve top photographers from National Geographic break down how they get their jaw-dropping shots.
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Discover foolproof methods for better photography from 12 top National Geographic photographers. Conquer skills for landscapes, wildlife, portraits and beyond.
Capture your adventures with magazine-worthy photos.
Capture the diverse beauty of nature with your camera.