Image and Post by Rick Sammon

10 Key Factors To a Good Photograph

1) Interesting subject.

2) Nice setting or background.

3) Good lighting.

4) Careful composition.

5) Expert exposure.

6) Careful focus.

7) Correct lens choice.

8) Correct f-stop shutter speed combo.

9) Feeling or emotion you are trying to capture – and share. (Often overlooked, by the way.)

10) Creative post-processing.

Print this out and stuff it in your camera bag. See, it’s not really that hard to make a good picture.

P.S. I took the shot on the left with my G10 and the shot on the right with my 5D Mark II. Remember, cameras don’t take pictures……

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