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Discover Art With Sandra

2 Secrets for Taking Better Photos--What Masters Do That Amateurs Don't

Posted by Sandra Angelo on

Knowing how to shoot FAB photos is the #1 key to GREAT ART!

Today, I want to share with you 2 secrets from my book What Masters Do, That Amateurs Don’t-How to Take Great Photos for Better Drawings…

1. Go for the Natural Look

Don't Pose. Try to catch the subject doing those things that make him/her unique.

Remember you have to take a ton of shots before you get the right one, so if at first you don't succeed, try and try and try again.

I took 200 photos at a recent event with my baby cousin, and I only got 1 shot worth drawing. This is typical, especially when you are shooting photos of kids or animals.

I caught baby Liam taking the exact same steps as his dad on his first day at the beach!


2. Use Props

Hand the child their favorite toy; put the person with a pet; costume the subject with special outfits. Think of unusual ways to present your loved one that will help their personality shine.



Here is a picture of my cousin Becky at her first performance. This is a great one for my scrapbook. But the second picture below would be the photo that's easy to draw.Remember to shoot both kinds of photos - photos that tell your story and photos that are easy enough to draw!

Here is a better photo for drawing. Her expression is natural, and the violin makes a great prop!


I hope you’ve enjoyed these tips and find a way to use them for your holiday gatherings with family! And remember, the rest of my eBook will only be available in a special offer for one week.

Click here to help Becky sing in Carnegie Hall and receive your FREE copy of my book that teaches you more about how to take better shots for GREAT art!  

Grab your camera and capture your Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas!

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