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Are you ready to learn something new today? Cool! I knew I could count on you. So let’s say you are out at a cafe & you want to photograph the coffee and croissant at your table, so you can post about how yummy it was. Without drawing too much attention to yourself, try out a few variations of the same scene. For example: The coffee cup up close. A ‘pull back’ shot where we see the coffee & croissant on the table & in the setting of the cafe. Your table shot from above (know as a ‘flat lay’)

Remember to use a mix of horizontal and vertical shots. Vertical is perfect for instagram stories, horizontal often works better for Facebook posts. If you take a mix of both for the same shot, it will give you more choice later on and you will always have what you need. Also, it’s really important to think about how your shot will crop to square for future storyboard printing. If you want something to fit in that square, think about keeping important parts of the shot away from the edges of the frame.

Capturing the moment

Here’s a great tip for capturing the moment that you may not have discovered yet. Let’s say you’re at a birthday party and the birthday girl is just about to blow out the candles. All you have to hand is your phone and you’re not sure you can manage to get that precious image of her blowing them out – well you can! All you have to do is hold the shutter button down on your phone and keep your finger on it. This will activate the ‘continuous burst’ mode and the camera will keep shooting until you release your finger. Don’t forget to go through your Camera Roll afterwards and select the image that you want to keep; all the rest can be deleted as they will just take up precious storage space. Once you’ve taken your new, improved action photos, don’t forget to upload them to the hashtag #storyboardsphotos and tag @storyboardsphotos so we can see your awesome images!


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