5 Tips to Capture the Best Action Photos for your Digital Scrapbooking Pages

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New digital scrapbooking web site ScrapbookBum.com gives tips for getting the perfect action shot for digital scrapbook pages. Digital scrapbooking captures memories for a lifetime but takes half the time of traditional scrapbooking.

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Put Action Shots onto your digital scrapbook pages

One of the best things to improve your pictures is to take your camera with you wherever you go, and use it. Your own experience is the best teacher.

Photos, especially pictures that involve action, are key to compelling digital scrapbook pages, but it takes some practice to get that perfect action shot.

ScrapbookBum.com is a new digital scrapbooking web site with custom software to create and share scrapbooking pages, cards, and books.

10 Tips to Getting the Perfect Action Shot for your Digital Scrapbook

1 - Lighting.
Your pictures will turn out better with more light. You have control over the angle of the natural light that is hitting your subject. Position yourself so the sun is behind you and shines directly on your subject as they pass by. If there is not enough light, a flash or a hand held light can help.

2 - Equipment.
To take pictures of moving people or objects, try to keep the camera as still as possible. A tripod can help. Get better quality pictures by adding a memory card. You can take much larger pictures that look sharp even after being squeezed down to a smaller size.

3 - Preparation & Planning.
If taking a picture at a sporting event or place, visit the site beforehand to get the best angles and lighting. Check to see if using your flash is allowed, or if you need to bring more lighting. You might also prepare your subject by having them dress in a more colorful outfit or uniform to help make them stand out.

4 - Indoors vs Outdoors.
Generally outdoor events turn out better than indoor. Indoors, get as close to your subject as possible. If they are in range (15 feet of less), use your flash. You can also change your shutter speed or aperture size manually. For outdoors, try to get as close as possible to your subject as possible.

5 - Children.
Use the recommended settings on your camera and move in close to get more detail, and so the child has time to pause long enough for you to snap the picture. Find a place where there is plenty of light, but not so much as to make them squint. Be sure to get down so you’re on their level.

The tips above should help anyone interested in improving the quality of their action pictures taken with a digital camera. One of the best things to improve your pictures is to take your camera with you wherever you go, and use it. Your own experience is the best teacher.

To get our additional 5 tips for taking action photos, go to our digital scrapbooking blog.

About ScrapbookBum.com
ScrapbookBum.com is a new digital scrapbooking web site with unlimited photo storage and the ability to create and share scrapbooks online. Our proprietary software lets you build your book and even blog about it. Then, with a simple click, email the book or share it with friends on Facebook.

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