A basic self taught photography lesson for you

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How to get a photo similar to the one I took this Autumn of an Old Coach Road near home and one which I’m quote chuffed about how it came out.

Step one

Take lots of photos from all sorts of angles.

Here’s the original and not very interesting shot which I took looking down the tunnel of trees but from ground level to get the fallen leaves in shot.

Using your editing software, I use a free downloaded on called Paint.net found here http://www.getpaint.net/

Step two

Crop the original photo to make it come alive, I cropped the original photo here

Using the rule of thirds http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thirds
examples here

I cropped the original photo to get the required shot as marked below.

I then edited with a tweak here and a tweak there to finish with this.

Now if I can take a good shot so can everyone.

If your photography improves slightly because of this blog * I’ll have a pint next time we’re out.


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