Man vs. Camera: how to take great shots with even a point-and-shoot

Ansel Adams said a good photograph is knowing where to stand. With even the most basic of compact cameras — like Canon’s best-selling SX260 — you can take great pictures if you just keep a few things in mind. Or so says Michael Shane.

Video by Christian Mazza and John Lagomarsino. Part of Top Shelf 007. Watch on YouTube or on The Verge: http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/18/4240510/top-shelf-episode-007-nab-fujifilm-x100s More from The Verge:

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25 Comments

  1. Itamar Kaslassy
    December 31, 2014 at 9:33 pm #

    “That crazy position from yoga last night”

  2. Nicholas Tino
    December 31, 2014 at 9:50 pm #

  3. Scott Lewis
    December 31, 2014 at 10:49 pm #

    A fantastic video on how to take a solid photo with your point and shoot
    camera. All of the same pricipals can be used on your #smartphone.
    Great video +The Verge!!! http://youtu.be/ul630j0Lz7I

  4. Luis Serrano
    December 31, 2014 at 11:30 pm #

    Some simple tips for great photos. If you want some decent photos to see on
    you newsfeed, then watch this!

  5. Viacheslav Bogomazov
    December 31, 2014 at 11:50 pm #

  6. villegas24
    January 1, 2015 at 12:12 am #

    great vid, more photography videos please! I love them!

  7. Duschmon7
    January 1, 2015 at 12:57 am #

    I never use the flash

  8. kaumgeschlafen
    January 1, 2015 at 1:15 am #

    nice hat. Not.

  9. Justin San Diego
    January 1, 2015 at 1:54 am #

    The light-sources-behind-subject tip only applies to harsh/strong light
    sources. Softer light sources are rather useful for illuminating faces and
    such.

  10. Wanderson Santos Costa
    January 1, 2015 at 2:20 am #

    Awesome tips, I already feel like a pro!!

  11. Vlad Dimson
    January 1, 2015 at 3:01 am #

    thank you for this guys! 😀

  12. Baron Von Merkens
    January 1, 2015 at 3:14 am #

    Thank you, Indy!

  13. TheOriginalLuffy
    January 1, 2015 at 3:45 am #

    now do that with cellphones

  14. Vinh Le
    January 1, 2015 at 4:31 am #

    much needed photography 101 on the verge

  15. Fereli Yanez
    January 1, 2015 at 4:36 am #

    More videos like this!!!

  16. Robert Moreno
    January 1, 2015 at 4:48 am #

    Flash comes in handy during the day. It can help light spots that are
    hidden in shadows.

  17. Rayoody2012
    January 1, 2015 at 5:28 am #

    great tips verge,

  18. Kuj0Jotar0
    January 1, 2015 at 5:58 am #

    dude, why would you wear that hat? are you that desperate for people to
    look at you?

  19. tazzpower
    January 1, 2015 at 6:56 am #

    This was great, I will have to watch this again. You went a little fast for
    me. Can you do a video on how to get the most out of your phone
    “craptastic” camera. Any tip will help.

  20. Mr Plastik's Playtime
    January 1, 2015 at 7:02 am #

    Would love to see more tutorials like this one how to take the best photos
    from your phone’s camera.

  21. Bob Hagh
    January 1, 2015 at 7:59 am #

    Great video! Also, at 1:47, someone should’ve told that woman to get on the
    proper side of the walkway.

  22. rbiker22
    January 1, 2015 at 8:04 am #

    Absolutely amazing! Taught a few handy tips. Thanks!

  23. Kevin Ventura
    January 1, 2015 at 8:43 am #

    I always use the flash

  24. ogirginc
    January 1, 2015 at 9:18 am #

    This is amazing! I wish you guys can make more videos of photography tips!

  25. pro353
    January 1, 2015 at 9:26 am #

    The verge is some top notch shit.