Hey everyone, I'm taking a public speaking class and our current assignment is to create an 8-10 minute presentation on something we can teach the class how to do or educate them on a subject. For my presentation I've chosen "how to take a photo" and what I want to do is give a few examples of basic exposure/composition rules to help improve the skills of my classmates. Being that this is a SHORT presentation and I was told to assume my audience has zero skills with the subject matter I want to accomplish the following: Use examples that are applicable to the majority of casual shooting situation Be able to accomplish all examples using a P&S(AKA assume no manual/priority controls) Make the rules/examples easy enough to remember that my audience will be able to actually use them I already have a few situations I think I could use. Let me know if there's anything I could change about them OR give me better suggestions. All feedback is appreciated! #1 - Subjects should be brightest part of the shot-Example with sun in background(overexposed sky) versus properly exposed with subject facing the sun #2 - For people pictures, shorten DoF to make them "pop"- Example shot with no zoom versus a shot that is zoomed in(with P&S) and photographer steps back to increase focal length and shorten DoF. #3 - Utilize ambient light in low light situations-Try to shoot with available light rather than use the flash-If using flash, shoot against a background/wall and stand back(5-7ft) -Don't use flash if subject is farther than 7-10ft. #4 - Look for lines-Example shot of a subject paying no attention to lines versus shot with leading lines #5 - Rule of Thirds #6 - Think different-Same subject with 3 or 4 different angles taken to show the variety of perspectives you can get to make a shot more interesting. So those are the examples I've been able to conjure up. Any comments, changes, sugggestions?