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4. Cut the CLUTTER
Check all parts of your frame before you shoot. Watch for stuff that doesn't belong and takes attention away from your subject (below left). Move your subject (or yourself) or zoom in to get a simpler, uncluttered background (below right).
5. Go LOW
Got a subject at ground level? Aiming down (lower left) might be OK, but it's usually better to get down on your knees or even your belly and go eye to eye (lower right).
6. Catch the MOMENT
Think you have a good shot lined up? Go ahead and shoot (lower left). But then wait a moment. With patience, you may turn a good shot into a great one (lower right). Try to catch that magical moment.
*Photographs by J.H. Pete Carmichael
Tips reprinted with permission from the National Wildlife Federation’s Green Hour website: www.greenhour.org.