Turn Practically into a Pro
If you don't have a point-and-shoot, get one. They are inexpensive and can turn even the most photographically impaired into practically a pro. The one drawback is that point-and-shoot cameras, while great for â€œsceneryâ€, are not well designed for photographing objects closer than about four feet.
While you probably won't be pressed into capturing a quickly unfolding event, it's still a good idea to take a number of shots just to be sure to get a good oneâ€¦
Apply the rule of thirds when composing subjects and/or objects for the camera. Look through the viewfinder and imagine the framed area as being divided into three equal parts both horizontally and vertically. As illustrated in Figure 2 position the object deserving the most attention on one of the four points where the imaginary lines intersect.
â€” By Anon Imous (the bold is my emphasis and I'm not showing the Figure #2, you should know what the rule of the thirds is).
This was part of a memo that was recently distributed at one of my clients. This client may become an â€œex-client.â€ That's not for sure because many people are grumbling that they are expected to do more work, buy or use their own camera, without any pay increase but more responsibilities and more time pressures1â€¦
Anyway, you do not need any talent or even practice, just get a â€œcheap point-and-shootâ€â€¦ On the other hand, there is a whole industry that claims that just â€œget their camera and you will be better than a pro…â€ Nikon is famous for that, see: http://www.foto-biz.com/Biz/Nikon-you-must-not-be-a-good-photographer. Lets face it many professional photographers behave that way! Do I hear corporate portraits? The photographer sets up in the board room and the group of corporateâ€¦ come in for 30 seconds, fire the flash, done. There are many other examples.
There was a staff meeting on Friday 27-Apr-2012 with one of the â€œhigher upâ€ and already one person gave notice of early retirement, effective 31-Aug when he will qualify for early retirement and another one is also ready to retireâ€¦ ↩