Amy Koughan is a professional freelance photographer who currently lives in Los Angeles, California. She is committed to her career in the artistic world, and has been developing her skills capturing images from a very young age. Her parents were artists as well, and they recognized her abilities almost immediately. Many of her images have been published by several major organizations within the industry, and she continues to prove why they need her services.
After spending so many years taking pictures, she has discovered the techniques required to take the perfect picture. Although she has been able to acquire a great deal of professional grade gear through out the course of her career, she believes her methods work even for a camera phone on the go. She is always willing to pass on her advice to beginners in the field.
The first thing you need to remember when taking a picture is stillness. You need to keep your camera, hands, and arms steady when capturing an image in order to maximize its quality. A picture will never be as good as seeing it in person, so keep it steady to get the clearest image you can.
The next thing you’ll want to keep in mind when taking a picture is the background. This has less to do with the techniques for the camera, and more about your vision as an artist. Make sure you background doesn’t clash with the subject of the shot. The background has the power to ruin the feel of a picture completely if you aren’t paying attention to your surroundings.