- The animal should be looking into the picture (face pointing in towards the left).
- If the animal is positioned in an S shape it is more pleasing to the eye.
- It adds to the picture if the camera captures the light flash in the animals eye.
- Better to have shadows in the picture to show depth.
- Use a polarizer to darken bright skies.
- Have a WOW factor in the picture that makes the person say "I wish I was there".
- Use foreground objects to create scale and depth.
- Even lighting is better.
- When you are outside and its cloudy, look down. There is always something on the group to take a picture of.
- Use simple background with a shallow depth of field.
- When photographing flowers watch wind and dead leaves.
Here are the pictures I am showing tomorrow to represent close-up shots.