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How to take the best Photos

Updated on November 17, 2014

Sunrise Information

The photo below was taken in Scotland at about six o'clock in the morning last summer. I get asked how i managed to take these photos and what type of camera i used.

For my photos i just use your average 4th Generation Apple iPod touch. They are easy to work and also make it very simple to crop photos and add effects.

To get a good photo it's all about being in the right place at the right time. For me to manage to capture the sunrise at it's best, it took me about 3 weeks of getting up a six in the morning take the prefect picture. Getting up at six o'clock in the morning is the fun of it for me because the town is completely silent and where i live it's normally made up of the sound of car engines.

If your not a fan of the six o'clock starts then i would suggest taking photos of sunsets instead. Depending on the time of year they are usually very easy to capture. When taking the photo don't just take one, take many and chose the best one out of the lot. If you have a tripod this this can help if you don't have a steady hand.


Expensive isn't everything

Have an expensive camera doesn't matter because of you don't know how to use it properly then you might as well just have an iPod because you won't be getting the full benefit of the camera. Why spend thousands of pounds when you could spend a couple of hundred to get an iPod touch which can also be used for music and games. Just because your friends might have the latest cameras it doesn't mean they can get better photos than you.


This photo was taken whilst walking home from school with my iPod Touch. This photo has not been changed in any way since it was taken.
This photo was taken whilst walking home from school with my iPod Touch. This photo has not been changed in any way since it was taken.

Action Shots

If you are planning taking photos of cars or fast paced sports then i would suggest you get a camera with a sport mode on it so you can 5 to 10 photos a second. This way your photos are much better quality.

Try Experimenting

Don't just take photos of the same things all the time. The sun is a very easy thing to capture, but don't over use it. if you do any sports see if you can get any good shots whilst their. I do mountain biking and skiing and you can get some excellent shots whilst out on the slopes.

Timing is key

Being in the right place at the right time is key for the perfect shot. Sometimes it can be luck, most the time it takes research to find out what will be where and at what time. You might be thinking that research for a photo is a bit odd, but it's not because if you wanted a good picture of the sunset then it will require at bit of work to find out what time it rises and sets.

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