My daughter volunteered me to give a talk to her scout troop on photography. I'm hoping I can cover a list of tips for beginners.
Assuming I'll need about 15 minutes of material, I began searching top 10 lists online. There are many different takes; however, my picks are (in no particular order):
- look 'em in the eye, get even with your subjects such as kids or animals
- rule of thirds
- get as close as you can to the subject
- if portrait, then orient your camera as such
- fill flash whenever possible
- watch distracting backgrounds
- make it interesting via angles
- candids almost always better than posed
- steady your camera whenever possible
- take lots of pictures
I'm hoping to briefly discuss each of these and was hoping you could review the list and offer any improvements or point out anything I really should cover.
Assumptions: girl scouts, about 14 years old, may have point n shoot, but most likely phone camera.
Want to make it interesting, but not boring, so I'm planning to aim for some tips to take better pics. Thoughts?