IN THIS CHAPTER
Taking better portraits
Capturing action with and without blur
Shooting memorable landscapes
Getting up close and personal
Discovering a few tricks to photographing challenging subjects
Earlier chapters in this book explain the fundamentals of good photo composition and describe the most common digital camera features, from settings that affect exposure to controls for manipulating focus and color. This chapter takes things a step further, sharing more tips for shooting specific types of pictures: portraits, landscapes, action shots, and close-ups.
The classic portraiture approach is to keep the subject sharply focused while throwing the background into soft focus, as shown in Figure 7-1. In other words, the picture features a shallow depth of field — only objects very close to the subject are within the zone of sharp ...