Click It Thursday- Tips on taking amazing pictures

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This is my first guest post so here is a little about me – my name is Stephanie. I am a wife, mommy to three boys, and a couponer! 😀
I am the owner of JW Wedding Photography in Illinois – JW Wedding Photography is the David’s Bridal recommended bridal photographer!
One of the easiest ways to turn an average picture into an AMAZING picture is to be careful not to include too much or too little background. Offset your subject(s) so that they aren’t dead smack in the middle of the picture.

The rule of thumb is to: SPLIT YOUR PICTURE INTO THIRDS.
Typically you see it in a portrait when you have about 2/3 person and 1/3 background – that’s a good head shot.

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mom and dad’s heads are in the top 1/3,
baby in the middle 1/3,
and baby feet in the bottom 1/3

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you can split into 1/3 horizontally too – this isn’t perfectly thirds – but don’t be afraid to get some scenery in the side, or hair for that matter! If you get movement going into the picture or someone looking into the picture that can look really dramatic too!

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A really easy way to apply this rule to nature pictures is to put the horizon at the 1/3 mark, either 2/3 sky or 2/3 ground, not right down the middle of the picture.
Hope this helps when posing your pictures –
Happy Picture Taking!

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My name is Holly and I am the editor/owner of This Mama Rocks. I am an Army wife and work at home mom. I have a little girl and currently am expecting a baby boy in April! I own a photography business and feel so blessed to be able to do something I love so much and still be at home with my children. At This Mama Rocks I love to review products for my readers. Products are always tested by me and my family. The views expressed are my own and not influenced in anyway by anyone. I love helping families find good products to purchase. Stop by during the week and find fun photography tutorials written by me and guest writers. A great way to build your photography skills!!

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