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Make use of negative space in your composition. Negative space is the area in your photos that does not contain your subject. Used correctly, large amounts of negative space can create interesting photographs. You also need to consider the effects of negative space when framing a photograph to get the best results.

Make sure you have the right lighting before taking a photograph. Lighting is perhaps the most important factor in producing a good black and white photograph, because it affects the texture, contrast and shape of the image. Side lighting can produce some dramatic photographs as it creates shadows and highlights the edges of shapes.

Stay simple with the settings you use for your photographs. Focus on learning to use just one of the camera's settings, such as shutter speed or aperture, before involving the others. This will allow you to focus on capturing the picture, instead of spending all your time fiddling with the camera while your subject simply walks away.

In life, people are trained to always create things that are almost perfectly even. To get interesting photos, Vermont it's preferred to be a little off-center with your shots, even in a "perfect" society. Watch out for auto-focus features that might lock on the object that sits at the center of your lens. Focus your camera manually, then lock it before taking the picture.

Photograph your subject in an environment where they belong. You are sure to find that people are far more comfortable being photographed in their comfort zones and would look stiff and uncomfortable if you were to try to force them into a studio setting. Let the kids play and capture the photos when they are actually happy.

When planning a shot, try to "frame" it. Try to use natural frames in the pictures you take. You can create frames that are natural looking for your photography subjects by closely scrutinizing the surrounding area. This is called composition, and you will need to develop this skill.
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