Man vs. Camera: how to take great shots with even a point-and-shoot

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Ansel Adams said a good photograph is knowing where to stand. With even the most basic of compact cameras — like Canon’s best-selling SX260 — you can take great pictures if you just keep a few things in mind. Or so says Michael Shane.

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34 thoughts on “Man vs. Camera: how to take great shots with even a point-and-shoot

  • April 20, 2013 at 03:50

    That's what I tell everyone, just turn off the flash. Lol

  • April 20, 2013 at 05:36

    Flash comes in handy during the day. It can help light spots that are hidden in shadows.

  • April 20, 2013 at 16:28

    Absolutely amazing! Taught a few handy tips. Thanks!

  • April 20, 2013 at 16:33

    Need more of such tips … The camera which is in your hands most times is the Phone camera… You dont have the ability to tinker with the aperture settings… How do you take better pics from that?

  • April 20, 2013 at 19:10

    Awesome guys! Now please please please do a video that explains why no one should take photos/videos vertically. Many people don't understand when vertical is good and it's very annoying. I'd definitely spam that video to all my friends.

  • April 20, 2013 at 21:59

    Can't insert hyperlinks in the comments here, but The Verge ran an article titled "Portrait video and other things cameras shouldn't let you do" that may be of interest!

  • April 21, 2013 at 08:26

    I totally forgot I could use flash + slow shutter to make that kind of effect! Thanks Verge.

  • April 22, 2013 at 10:44

    Would love to see more tutorials like this one how to take the best photos from your phone's camera.

  • April 22, 2013 at 21:06

    It's not about the camera, it's about the one behind it. Even if you get a 1000$ camera and you're bad it won't look good.

  • April 27, 2013 at 05:05

    very nice video and very helpful, this applies to all photography.

  • December 19, 2016 at 07:48

    I've owned at least 5 or more PAS in the last 8 years and they all seem to be really finicky and lack-luster in the end. It's like a constant chase for a PAS that suits you.

  • June 11, 2017 at 21:29

    And that´s how Peter Parker, gave us a tutorial on how to capture best shots with any camera.

  • December 11, 2017 at 08:57

    Finally… a simple video with straight-to-the-point tips… really useful

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