When you take a photo you will want to determine what you want the main focal point to be. Pick the main subject and move it around in the frame of the photo. Try different angles like standing on a tree or crouching down on the ground. Use the classic “rule of thirds” to place the subject right where you want it. This rule divides the picture into nine equal parts with two lines vertically and horizontally. The places in which these lines intersect are a good place to line up your main subject.
Some other great composition tips for photos:
- If you have one main subject, keep the background simple.
- Objects in the foreground help to bring depth to a photo
- Don’t place the horizon in the middle of the frame.
Taking pictures at night is one of the most difficult to master. If you do not get the perfect nighttime photo at first, don’t fret; just keep practicing! Make sure to use the tripod, use a manual focus, focus on a good light source ( you can even use a headlamp), point your camera at the stars and take long exposures.
This may take many tries, but if you keep at it you may find you will get some of your favorite shots.
Of course the number one rule of taking photos is to get a camera you love and have fun. Don’t take it too seriously and forget to enjoy your RV adventure. Make memories and bring the camera along to capture them forever.