- Choose a subject. I recommend a subject that doesn’t move, such as a building, tree, or picnic table, but you should also be able to get far enough away from it to get the entire subject in the frame. You should also be able to move freely around your subject.
- Using whatever camera settings you want (you don’t have to shoot on manual mode unless you want to), take the following pictures of your chosen subject:
- A picture with a lot of foreground
- A picture with a lot of background
- A picture that has very little background or foreground
- A picture with some foreground, some background, and your subject – whatever looks good to you.
Chances are that you will need to move yourself and your camera around. That’s good! It’s part of the point of the exercise to see what happens when you move around to different views of your subject.
- Repeat the exercise on at least one more subject.